Daily homily thoughts, 8/27

Today Jesus says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the Kingdom of heaven before men.” We should never give up on anyone. St. Monica never gave up on her son Augustine. She prayed and fried him back. She did he same for her husband and mother-in-law. We can never close the gates if heaven in someone. We pray them back, cry them back. Jesus on the mountain cried over Jerusalem. We must also weep sometimes for the lost, the “gift of tears” Pope Francis talks about.