HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: Who shall we go to? You are the Holy One of God.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR FRIDAY MAY 6 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
*ABOUT OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading of today, we hear the works of the Apostles who ministered to the faithful and tirelessly travelling all over the region to proclaim the Lord to more people, we heard how Peter the Apostle performed a great miracle in raising up Tabitha, a faithful disciple and follower of the Lord who had fallen sick and died. Peter prayed over her and by the power of God raised her from the dead, much as how the Lord Jesus had raised many people from the dead in his life, And so his works remain through His Church and those to whom He has entrusted power and authority.
*ABOUT OUR GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel reading today, we have heard the conclusion of the account of the Bread of Life discourse by the Lord Jesus to the people who were gathered to listen to Him.
Some of those who have already responded to the call of Jesus to follow him, to become his disciples, are now struggling to accept the claims he has been making for himself, in particular his claim to be the Bread of Life that has come down from heaven.
*WHAT THE READINGS OF TODAY ARE ENCOURAGING YOU AND ME!*
Dear brethrens, every time we come to Mass we are making our own Peter’s great act of faith. In choosing to come to Mass we are choosing the Lord as the Bread of Life; we are renewing our baptism. We are then sent from the Eucharist to live out that choice of the Lord in our daily lives, allowing that choice for the Lord to shape all the small and large choices that we make in the course of our day.
Let us always remember that, the Lord is always the great encourager, and he continues to empower us to encourage one another in faith, and to build up one another in the Lord.
May Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life and Lamb of God, our Lord and Saviour bless us, now and always. Amen
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA