HOMILY FOR EASTER MONDAY YEAR C
THEME: Let Us Go To The Whole World and Announce The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ Without Fear!
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR MONDAY APRIL 18 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Dear brothers and sisters, do we really know that, the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord is so important to the Church, that even the Church is celebrating it for the whole week. We call this as Octave of Easter. Well, for those who don’t know “Octave” means a period of 8 days that is, counting from Easter Sunday up to the next Sunday. In fact, every Sunday is like a reminder of Easter.
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard of the testimony of faith that St. Peter courageously proclaimed before all e assembled people in Jerusalem at the moment right after the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. The Apostles had been hiding in fear of the Jewish authorities and all who had threatened action against the Lord’s disciples and everyone who were found to be the followers of Christ, and thus they used to hide in fear of being persecuted.
*FROM OUR GOSPEL READING*
Today’s gospel speaks to us about the report of the resurrection of Jesus by two different groups: the women group and group of the guards.
*WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM THE LITURGICAL READINGS OF TODAY?*
Dear brethrens, today we are all called to be witnesses of Our Lord’s truth and to proclaim His Good News in our communities, in our families and wherever it is that we are working, residing and living in. Through us, many people may come to believe in the Lord as well. We must never think that we could not contribute a lot to the works of the Church. Even in the smallest things we do, we may still do things that will have immense impacts on others whose lives we have touched.
May the joy, love, courage, strength and the guidance of Our Risen Lord be with us all, and may He bless us in our every actions and deeds, now and always, forevermore.
The Lord be With You!
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA