Gospel Nugget 32: The Glory of Men

Jesus remarks, in St. John’s Gospel, that many of the leaders of the people preferred the “glory of men to the glory of God.” That seems very appropriate for all seasons, perhaps especially today. Human respect - and the fear of standing out from the crowd, is almost essential, apparently, for success today - but is that really true?

Don Pino Puglisi, the Sicilian priest murdered by the Mafia used to ask - “and what if someone did something?” He was not interested in the glory of men - and changed a country. Thus week’s nugget explores this possibility.