HOMILY FOR THURSDAY THE TWENTY THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY THE TWENTY THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

1 CORINTHIANS 8:1-7, 11-13; PSALM 138; LUKE 6:27-38

‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies.” As human beings it is difficult to love our enemies; some people find it difficult to love their dearest and nearest let alone loving enemies. The gospel says I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you, … and as you wish that men would do to you do so to them. ‘You that listen’ refers to those who are ready for transformation; those who can reevaluate their age-longed belief in an eye for an eye; those who can put aside their prejudices and accept his message. If we truly want to practice what the gospel message that says love your enemies we must have the mind that it is possible; we must not take revenge; we must not make uncharitable judgment; we must have forgiving spirit and lastly, like St Paul noted in the first reading we must use our knowledge to improve on the faith of others. God bless you!

 

Let us pray

Lord God, give me the grace not to be shaken by the signs and distraction of this perilous times. Help me Lord to gainfully attain my eternal promises. Lord God by your Grace and Mercy, help me have a forgiving spirit. I understand that the nature of man is a brutal one, but help me to grow in the Holy Spirit to be compassionate as you are compassionate. Amen.

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Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.