HOMILY FOR 2ND JANUARY; MEMORIAL OF SS BASIL AND GREGORY NAZIANZEN.
THEME: WHO ARE YOU?
BY: FR GERALD M. MUSA
1 JOHN 2:22-28; JOHN 1:19-28
Often we do not seem to know who we are. John knew who he was and what his mission on earth was. “When the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they further asked him if he was Elijah or the prophet. They asked again, “Who are you?” Lastly, they asked, “What do you say about yourself?” He clearly stated, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord.’ We all must discover who we are and what God wants us to accomplish in the world. St. Theresa of Avilla succinctly explains why self-knowledge is necessary. She says, “Al our trials and disturbances come from not understanding ourselves.” Self-knowledge is so important for human development and that is the reason why Dan Coleman, author of ‘Emotional Intelligence says, emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness.
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Self- discovery is a lifetime exercise. For us Christians, there is no greater identity than the fact that we are made in the image and likeness of God. Simply, put it is enough to say, “I am a Child of God” (cf. Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:26). Do I know myself well enough, and have I discovered the mission which God has given to me?
2nd January; Memorial of Ss Basil and Gregory Nazianzen.https://www.homilyhub.com/homily-for-2nd-january-memorial-of-ss-basil-and-gregory-nazianzen-1/
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