Fr. Gerald Musa Homily for Tuesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle I
Theme: Many WILL COME
By: Fr. Gerald M. Musa
Homily for Tuesday November 23 2021
We live in a world where deceivers have taken the centre stage. People claim to be who they are not. There are fake professionals, deceptive people, counterfeit products, and money. What is more, there is spiritual deception in the nooks and crannies of the world.
When Jesus predicted the destruction of the temple, his listeners asked: “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?” And he answered, “Take heed that you are not led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘l am he!’ and ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them.” In other words, Jesus warns against false prophets and preachers who deceive gullible and ignorant people about the rapture and the end of the world. Another passage of scriptures says, “In later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared…” (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Jesus wants his disciples to beware of false voices and pay attention to his voice and message. He says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10:27, 5). Are we careful enough to differentiate between the genuine and the counterfeit preachers, prophets and pastors?
Luke 21:5-11; Tuesday, 34th Week