Click here to download and listen to this homily (12 Minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Today we hear Jesus note that his disciples will fast when he is no longer with them. The old Catholic practice of fasting on bread and water on Wednesdays and Fridays is being renewed at the recommendation of Our Lady of Medugorje. Just like a crab that sheds it's shell in order to grow we must shed our hardness of heart in order to grow in our ability to love others as God loves us.
Readings: 1 Samuel 15:16-23; Psalm 50; Mark 2:18-22