Daily homily thoughts, 7/2

In our first reading today Jesus tells us, “For three crimes of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke my word.”  Jesus is telling us that through all the sins we commit, he will still be there for us.  Jesus goes on to say in the Gospel, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”  When Jesus is talking about the dead he is talking about those who are living in their bodies, but dead in their souls.  In the end it is our choice if we are to be those dead that Jesus is talking about.  Jesus is there for us in the sacraments.  It is our choice to follow him by going to Mass, recieving the Eucharist, and giving our sins to the Lord in Reconciliation.  Do we use these great opportunities as much as we should?  If not, we are at risk of becoming those that Jesus is talking about in our Gospel.