DAILY HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: Jesus is our Good Shepherd who always listen to Us.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR TUESDAY MAY 10 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Psalm Psalm 86
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
Barnabas features prominently in today’s first reading. He is described there as a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith. He was a leader of the church in Jerusalem and he approved very much of what he saw happening in the church of Antioch where the gospel was being preached not only to Jews but to pagans as well.
*FROM OUR GOSPEL READING*
In this morning’s gospel reading Jesus speaks as the shepherd who looks after each member of his flock and keeps them all united to himself. He says that ‘they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from me’. He is declaring there that if we do our best to keep following him, if we keep on trying to listen to his voice, he will keep us faithful to himself. He will not allow the forces that are hostile to our relationship with him to get the better of us.
There are many voices competing for our attention today, but in the midst of them all we need to be attentive to the voice of the Lord so that we can follow him each day. We listen to him, we follow him, in the confidence that his devotion to us and to our ultimate well-being is unconditional.
May the Lord Bless us all, and may He empower us to be great Christians, as those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Good Shepherd, wholeheartedly, at all times. Amen.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA