Becoming a faithful servant of God usually doesn’t happen overnight. Like becoming a soldier, it is a process of breaking down and building back up. Watch this short, but sweet homily where Fr. Michael playfully illustrates the transformation all disciples of Christ must go through.
Peter said to Jesus,
“We have given up everything and followed you.
What will there be for us?”
Jesus said to them “Amen, I say to you
that you who have followed me, in the new age,
when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory,
will yourselves sit on twelve thrones,
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters
or father or mother or children or lands
for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more,
and will inherit eternal life.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lectionary for Mass: For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America (vol. I–IV, Second Typical Edition.; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1998–2002).