HOMILY FOR MONDAY TWENTY-FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (23/8/2021)

 HOMILY FOR MONDAY TWENTY-FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (23/8/2021)

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10; Psalm 150; Matthew 23:13-22

 

Believing, preaching and practice are basic themes in Christianity. It is sad that today many persons are believing or becoming gullible believers, preachers are on the increase but only a few are practicing. It was precisely because of this that Jesus rebuked the scribes and Pharisees in today’s gospel. Jesus called them blind guides because as leaders their style of life shut the kingdom of heaven against men. How are we different today? Do we practice what we preach? Paul’s letter in the first reading is a call to return to the right track. Let us renounce pharisaic life style and turn to God sincerely and truly.  

 

LET US PRAY

O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hears may be fixed on that place where true gladness is found. 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. 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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