Two of my sons attend a local Catholic high school for boys. We celebrated the freshmen liturgy last Sunday, and it was beautiful: the boys’ choir, I estimate 100 strong, were nothing short of amazing. The young men all looked fresh and hopeful in their shirts and ties. The main celebrant was upbeat and compelling. Then his homily punched me in the face.
They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Mark 9:33-35