- "26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2011"
(September 26, 2011)
- authority, Catholic Church, family, Hell
"Deacon Folger tells of a time when a CCD teacher was teaching the 10 Commandments to her young students. After explaining the command to 'Honor your father and mother,' she asked the class, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brother and sisters?'
"A bright young boy's hand shot up. 'Thou shall not kill?'
"Today's Gospel story reminds us of the commandment to honor our parents. The first son first refuses his father's request, but later decides to obey it and goes to work in the vineyard. The second son promises to do what his father asks, but never gets around to it. The old adage was never truer: the road to hell is surely paved with good intentions...."
("26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2011" (September 26, 2011))