NOTE: The following is a homily given by our Fr. Meinrad Brune, O.S.B. on Thursday, Feburary 20, 2014, in the Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad. He is reflecting here on the Mass readings for the day: James 2:1-9 and Mark 8:27-33. I thought it was worth sharing. -- Br. Francis
Salty, old St. James was a good psychologist. He describes very well how we show our real values and feelings by the way we treat others. When the rich or important man or woman enters the room—especially when they are people who can do something for us—and when the beautiful girl or the handsome man comes on the scene, we are all eyes, ears, and heart. We are truly caring, open, and all the other nice words.