HOMILY FOR FRIDAY THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK ORDINARY TIME YEAR I (Memorial of St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr) 

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK ORDINARY TIME YEAR I (Memorial of St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr) 

 

Wisdom 13:1-9; Psalm 19; Luke 17:26-37

Our days seem more like the days of Noah, where everyone seems distracted and almost uncontrollable amidst the truth. We are reminded that those who obeyed the Lord’s voice in the days of Noah were saved while those who did not, perished. Where do we belong? Let’s give our ears and hearts to the voice of truth for the coming of the Kingdom cannot be predicted as many have assumed. Let us not focus on possible signs of the coming of the Kingdom. Rather let’s build fervent relationship with God.

Similarly, the first reading questions the deficiency in scientific knowledge. They know many things yet lack adequate knowledge of God. We shouldn’t be carried away by scientific aptitude but cultivate the right attitude towards God.

Lastly, today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat. He laboured tirelessly to heal the divisions between the East and the West even to the point of giving up his life. Let’s use our time and knowledge to help not hinder.

LET US PRAY

Stir up in your Church, we pray, O Lord, the Spirit that filled Saint Josaphat as he laid down his life for the sheep, so that through his intercession we, too, may be strengthened by the same Spirit and not be afraid to lay down our lives for others. 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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