Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | Sometimes, Jesus just got frustrated. Usually it was with his closest disciples when they either completely missed the point or acted like idiots. The Pharisees particularly got under his skin because of their obstinacy and hard-hearted attitudes. And sometimes, Jesus simply got frustrated with the world around him, and its inability to grasp his mission. But when he got frustrated, as we learnt from today’s gospel, Jesus didn’t just give up and walk away; he didn’t get offended, or throw in the towel, or petulantly rile against his Father, a la Jonah. Instead, he told stories. As the people around him failed to ‘get it’, Jesus moved to a different way of communicating his message: he spoke to them in parables.