HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME 1 (8/7/2021)

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME 1 (8/7/2021)

GENESIS 44:18-21, 23-29, 45:1-5; PSALM 105; MATTHEW 10:7-15

In the Gospel Jesus instructed the twelve saying “You received without charge: give without charge”. The same applies to us today.  We must understand that the spiritual office we occupy is a product of grace not hard work. Therefore, we must dispense this grace without charges. Sadly enough many men of God charge for spiritual gifts today. Consultation fee has become the norm in many churches. Beloved, wherever charges surfaces before grace or after grace is not a church but a business centre.  True disciples give without charge yet they don’t go hungry. Like Joseph in the first reading, we must realize that ‘where we are’ and ‘what we are’ is by the grace of God. Therefore, there is no need to lay burdens on our brothers and sisters.

 

LET US PRAY

Holy Father, you have called us to do a duty for your people. We know that you are always with us, even when we may sometimes stand alone physically, Father, have your divine way among us church leaders so that we can faithfully lead your flock to the victory that you have promised us through 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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