Father Burchell instructs Junior High students how to handle rejection


In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus was rejected by his hometown. Father Burchell related this rejection with those rejections we face in our own lives. Did Jesus stop preaching? Of course not; Jesus continued preaching and spreading the love of God. Father Burchell challenging the students to continue on and keep on going.

Father Burchell also quoted President James Garfield, saying, “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” Jesus spoke the truth to his hometown and was rejected. He continued to preach. We all need to speak the truth and live lives of truth, even if it is uncomfortable. This is certainly an important lesson for all!