HOMILY FOR THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT (c)

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT (c)

Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalm 118; Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Who will enter the Kingdom of God? The first reading says the righteous nation which keeps faith will enter. Psalm 24:4 says ‘the man with clean hands and pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour’. Such a man will enter the Kingdom of God. For the Gospel; those who do the will of the Father will enter heaven. Precisely because of this, Jesus says; “not all those who say ‘Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven”. It is very easy for people to call on the name of Jesus but that does not mean automatic ticket to heaven. Oftentimes we call his name yet we don’t do what he says. If heaven is our goal; we must keep faith, be of clean hands and pure heart, do his will and obey his word.

LET US PRAY

O my Jesus, forgive us of our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.

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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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