Ordinary Time, 14th Sunday (A) The United States of America threw off the yoke of King George III and became an independent nation. But today Jesus invites us to accept his yoke and be subject to his Kingship. Paradoxically, accepting the Kingship of Jesus makes us more free. In a similar way, it was only because of the interdependence of the 13 colonies that they were able to win their independence from England. The Kingship of Jesus frees us from the tyranny of sin, fear, and death. It frees us from competition and allows us to truly support one another. "O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!"

(5 July 2020)

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