Do you live to please everyone or God? Do we want to be popular and relevant and sacrifice what is true and beautiful? Do we want to have a real Catholic faith? Whose logic do we follow, people (society) or God’s?

Here is the homily for Sunday, August 14, 2022, by Father Fran├žois Beyrouti, pastor of Holy Cross Melkite Church.

Hearing the preaching of other Byzantine Catholic priests is offered here in complement to what is preached at St. Ann’s.

The Scripture readings for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23. Jesus heals the epileptic boy.