HOMILY FOR SATURDAY THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (5/8/2021)

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (5/8/2021)

Deuteronomy 6:4-13/ Psalm 18/ Matthew 17:14-20

We must learn to live by faith. Faith does not view things from a carnal perspective but from a spiritual perspective. For lack of faith, the disciple could not heal the epileptic boy in the gospel reading.   Then the disciples came privately to Jesus. ‘Why were we unable to cast it out?’ they asked. He answered, ‘Because you have little faith. We too, often ask Jesus “why?” Jesus himself supplies the answer: “because of your little faith”. For little faith many people submit themselves to ungodly ministers; while some are wandering about searching for healing and miracles. Beloved, Jesus has no doubt that if we have enough faith we could move mountains.

LET US PRAY

Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

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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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