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When we hear the Gospel, I hope two things we should do; we should pray and we should try to apply it to ourselves, to our daily life. We should pray that we could understand what God Himself is saying to us because in the Gospel’s, it is God Himself, God Incarnate, the second person of the Blessed Trinity who is speaking to us. Our Lord had said that He is the truth; He also said that He is the only way that can approach the Father. The Scriptures also tell us that there is no salvation in any other name than that of Jesus, and therefore the words that Our Lord speaks to us are critical to our salvation because one, He is the truth, two, there is no other way, no other name by which we can be saved and three, He Himself says that to come to Him is to come to the Father, no one can approach the Father, except through Me. Now when He speaks as He has spoken to us today, if we think if we hear what He says, we will sometimes be shocked because it’s not quite what we would expect and certainly today’s Gospel is such an example. We are told that great crowds accompanied Jesus on His way and He turned to them and spoke… For Fr. Linus’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.