HOMILY FOR FRIDAY THE FIFTH WEEK (20/5/2022)

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY THE FIFTH WEEK (20/5/2022)

ACTS 15:22-31; PSALM 57; JOHN 15:12-17

Love one another as I have loved you. This is not a burden or an impossible task, but an invitation to the fullness of love and life that Jesus lived. Again, Jesus says “I do not call you servants any longer … but friends.” The Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets were addressed as ‘servants of God’ but in this new dispensation, Jesus calls us his friends. Friends are closer than servants; friends are freer than servants. Therefore, Jesus invites us to a deeper relationship with him. In the first reading, Paul and Barnabas listened to the voice of the Holy Spirit. To listen to the Holy Spirit means to hear and obey. It means, to keep his commandments. Relationship with the Divine is sustained by obedience.  

 

LET US PRAY

Father, protect and save us with perpetual power. Help us to love and keep your commandment. Guide our minds by your holy inspiration. 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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