First Things: Archbishop Cordileone delivered the following homily at St. Mary’s Cathedral Plaza in San Francisco on September 20, 2020.
Whenever I hear today’s Gospel reading, I recall the years that I served as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Calexico. In the desert heat, I would jog early in the morning, often along the border fence between the United States and Mexico. There I would see the exact scene Our Lord describes: men standing in the streets, waiting to be hired to work in fields so they could make a day’s wage. Read the homily here.