HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER 2022

HOMILY FOR MONDAY THE FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER 2022

Acts 14:5-18; Psalm 113; John 14:21-26

Paul and Barnabas fled to Laconia – in modern day southern Turkey because both the Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders plot to kill them.  When the Lycaonians witnessed the miracle and gospel message of  Paul they said to themselves “The gods have come down to us in human form!” Barnabas and Paul never wanted such recognition neither did they desired to be deified. Beloved, miracles still happen; some still preach the message with power. But none should be deified. Barnabas and Paul said “We too are only human, like you.” Unfortunately, many ministers have made themselves gods to others; they speak with pride and call themselves all sort of names. In the gospel, Jesus did not attribute the glory to himself, he did not count equality with God.  Today he says; “These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” He knew he was only sent. We are mere servants only sent to do the Father’s will through the power of the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. Therefore, we must learn to be humble and available.

LET US PRAY

May your right hand, O Lord, we pray, save us from pride and arrogance, encompass us with perpetual help, so that, defended from all wickedness we may enter into our heavenly inheritance. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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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