HOMILY FOR SATURDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (JANUARY 9TH, 2021)

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (JANUARY 9TH, 2021)

 

1 John 5:14-21/ Psalms 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6/ John 3:22-30

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” Humility stems from understanding who God is and who we are. John the Baptist clearly understood God’s sovereignty, who Jesus is, and who he (John) was. Thus, he was humble. The clearer our vision of His majesty and greatness and power and glory, the more we will be humbled in His presence.  Proverbs 11:12 tells us that “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. 1 Peter 5:5 says  likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Let us pray

Father,  please make me a humble person. Give me the grace to demonstrate sincere humility like your Son Jesus Christ who submitted himself to ridicule and dishonor for the purpose of saving humanity. Help me to submit myself to you also; let me think about you more and serve you better.

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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.

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