Daily homily for Monday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I
Theme: No matter which and what situations you are going through, God still loves you!
By: Fr Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Monday October 25 2021
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today is the monday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time. And on this day, we are all called to reflect on the words we have heard reminding us to be faithful to God and to love Him as the same way children love their parents, for we are God’s beloved children through our baptism.
*FROM THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard from the letter of St. Paul to the the faithful in Rome about the matter of following God and His ways, that all Christians as God’s own beloved sons and daughters ought to be truly faithful to Him and the commandments and laws which He has shown and given to them through the Church and its Apostles. They have been freed from the slavery of sin by God, and correspondingly should no longer subject.
*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard the Lord and His healing of the woman who had been crippled for eighteen years, who had been suffering and tormented by her afflictions. And it was an evil spirit that forced her into that state. No one had been able to heal her, until that moment when she came before the Lord, and the Lord noticing her, had pity on her and showed her His most generous mercy, healed her by likely casting out the evil spirit that had tormented and troubled her. He made her whole again and liberated her.
*PERSONAL QUESTIONS TO REFLECT ON THE READINGS OF THE DAY* !
Having been beloved in such a way by God, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, are we still willing to allow ourselves to be commanded and misguided by our desires, and by the temptations to sin? Having been rescued and redeemed from our sins, are we still insisting on following a path of sin and evil, in disobedience against God? Are we still stubborn in our refusal to open our hearts and minds, in order to welcome Him into them, that He may dwell in us and we may be made wholesome like that suffering woman? Let us all carefully consider our path in life from now on, that we will walk in the presence and grace of God.
Let us all inspire and strengthen one another to live ever more faithfully in God’s path, and let us be exemplary in our every actions and interactions in life, so that all who see us, hear us and witness our works, will come to know the Lord and will know that we are truly His beloved children, and come to believe in Him as well.
MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!
Fr Diotacious Chikontwe SMA