HOMILY FOR SATURDAY THE TWENTYTHIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (11/9/2021)

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY THE TWENTYTHIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR 1 (11/9/2021)

1 Timothy 1:15-17; Psalm 112; Luke 6:43-49

“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit.” With these words; Jesus compares soundness of heart to a good fruit. A tree is known by the fruits it bears. What kind of fruits do you bear? What is your character like? Does it attract people to Christ or repel them? The fruits we bear are expressions of who we are. If the fruits we bear are bad; St. Paul says in the first reading that there is hope; for Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners and he is a very good example of Christ’s mercy. He was lost but found. We too like St. Paul can rise from darkness to light. No sin is bigger than God’s mercy. 

LET US PRAY

Lord God, help us to have the actions, words, and wisdom necessary to bear good fruit. May the things we think, the things we say and our deeds draw many to your kingdom.

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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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