Fr. Matthew O'Toole posted on September 27, 2012 13:20
To put it in worldly terms, no one holds a monopoly or an exclusive license on the Name of Jesus. That message comes through in today’s gospel when some of the apostles protest that others not of their company were healing in Jesus’ Name. We might feel that as Catholics we’ve cornered the market on Christ, or that God only functions in the familiar faith circles we keep. But Jesus reminds us “whoever is not against us is for us.” God’s goodness is achieved both within and outside the Church. Rather than being jealous about the breadth of God’s favor, we should allow it to be the cause of our celebration.
To prepare for Sunday’s Mass, read the scripture readings here:http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/093012.cfm