On this episode, we contemplate how the cross is central to Christianity, including in our identity as believers. In contemplating the themes of the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, we reflect on Christ’s role as the Good Shepherd that keeps us, the positive side of God’s mercy, Providence, what makes St. Paul write in ALL CAPS, bearing the marks of the Lord Jesus on our bodies, the motivations of the Judaizers, being cast from the Temple and synagogues to die outside the gates, the new creation, and being clothed and fed with Christ. If there’s one thing that is made clear by the propers, there is a tremendous cost to discipleship, but it is worth it.
- Fr. Bart Gingerich
- Dr. Charles Erlandson