HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR 1 (12/4/2021)

HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR 1 (12/4/2021)

Acts 4:23-31; Psalm 2; John 3:1-8

Jesus said to Nicodemus “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God”. To be born of water is baptism; while to be born of the Spirit is confirmation. Beloved, from the statement of Jesus we can deduce that only the baptised shall enter heaven. Are you in the Church yet not baptised? Kindly seek baptism. Baptism is necessary for salvation. Again, we need the Holy Spirit to be spiritually matured Christians. The disciples were baby Christians until the coming of the Holy Spirit. The first reading says that “When they had prayed, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.” The Holy Spirit makes us bold, strong Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.  

LET US PRAY

Lord Jesus, thank you for the grace of baptism, draw many to this fount of life. By the Holy Spirit empower us to effectively evangelize your gospel. By that same Holy Spirit cause us to live triumphant life on earth and make us an embodiment of your testimony through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

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