“It has been said that an elephant is a dog designed by a committee,” offers Father Jerry in today’s homily, “Most of us know the experience all too well: A group is brought together to complete a specific task or project. Everyone contributes their expertise and everything stays on course… until someone says, ‘You know, if we add this we’ll also accomplish that.” Then another idea. Then a tweak, and a suggestion, and so on, until the Cocker Spaniel has a trunk!
Jesus challenges that kind of dynamic in today’s Gospel. Over time, Israel’s covenant with God has been reduced to a legal contract, rather than the relationship between God and His people, based on justice and peace that it is meant to be.
Don’t miss the bigger message in today’s new video above, and feel free to share it with your committee members.