Homily for Friday of the 7th Week of Easter Year A
Intention for the Day: Prayer that we would continue to love God despite many challenges. Amen.
By: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
Homily for Friday, June 7 2019
Readings: Acts 25:13b-21; John 21:15-19
Have you ever asked why these three words are so powerful to make or mar a relationship. Those three words we all say to our lovers. I LOVE YOU. What’s really in there? It’s like it’s a magic phrase. Those words could get one millions and could cause depression if not said sometimes.
Those words are important because they summarises everything about trust, confidence, sacrifice, unity, togetherness and work. You can’t do well in a work you don’t love for instance. Thats the same question Jesus put to Peter today. Do you love me? For Jesus knew if he love him enough, he will do just anything for him. He won’t look back irrespective of the situation and persons involved. It’s this love that had encapsulated Paul in the first reading that he is never tired to bearing witness to Jesus despite his trials. From prison in Jerusalem to captive in Rome. He is ready to go as long as it’s for Christ.
My dear friends, do you love Christ? Before you answer, ask yourself if you can go any length for Jesus. Love doesn’t calculate gain or loss, love simply acts. When we love Jesus, we can practically do just anything to please the master even when it’s tough.
May the love of God continue to reign in our hearts. Amen.