HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (8/2/2021)

HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (8/2/2021)

GENESIS 1:1-19; PSALM 103; MARK 6:53-56

The Gospel says that “They laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.” We must understand that we are not just to crowd round Jesus but to touch him. There is difference between crowding round Jesus and touching him. The whole crowd may gather in the Church but the individual must make effort to touch Jesus. In the crowd, we are clouded; but when we touch him we are made whole. Touching comes from active participation. Through active participation during liturgical celebration we are able to touch Jesus personally. Beloved, don’t just follow the crowd, be an active participant that is the only way you can touch and be touched. The first reading makes us to understand that God is the Creator of the Universe. Therefore, let us go to him in faith and trust so that he can recreate our bodies and make us whole again.

 

Let us pray

Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me, the joy of Thy salvation and renew a right spirit within me.

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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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