Catholic homily for Wednesday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I
Theme: The Beauty of the Narrow Door!
By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Wednesday October 27 2021
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Dear friends in Christ, in today’s Gospel passage we hear Jesus talk about the narrow door. What is the narrow door and why does it have to be narrow? By narrow door, Jesus is referring to the path of the cross, the path of difficulty, the path of self-sacrifice for the sake of achieving heaven.
*WE ARE A GENERATION OF THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL*
Dear brothers and sisters, we are in an era of prosperity Gospel, many of us Christians falsely believe that by virtue of their faith, everything should become easy and rosy, but Jesus never promised us that. In very clear terms, Jesus says “For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
*THIS IS WHERE MANY OF US ARE?*
Dear Friends, we have reached an era of the Christian faith where our churches are filled to capacity, but our hearts are empty of the truth and our lives are far from being Christlike. Jesus tells us that many would come on the last day saying: “We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.” But God will say to them “I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!” (Luke 13:26-27).
Dear brethrens, It is not your level of Church attendance that will count in the end but your way of life; your good deeds. Is it becoming too difficult and almost impossible for you to exercise your Christian faith without some personal sacrifices on your part? Do not give up. Are you weak and discouraged? Call on the Holy Spirit.
*LET US PRAY*
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, make our lives pleasing to you as we struggle through the narrow door. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA