HOMILY FOR THURSDAY THE THIRTY THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR I

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY THE THIRTY THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR I

 1 Maccabees 2:15-29; Psalm 50; Luke 19:41-44

The first reading tells us of the revolt against the notorious pagan king Antiochus and his servants. For three years Mattathias masterminded this revolt by protecting the integrity of the sacred places; attacking intruders who would want to profane such places with their pagan rites. Beloved, we can always standout in any facets of life we find ourselves. Be a true Christian; that may be the only revolt that can change our world. The Gospel tells us that Jesus weeps over Jerusalem as a mother weeps over her child; they were blind, obstinate and unbelieving. How are we different today? He mourns for them and the sorrow that will come upon them because they did not recognize the time of their visitation from God. May our hearts be open to God’s word so that we do not miss the different opportunities presented to us for our growth and salvation.

LET US PRAY

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.  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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