Homily for Friday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle II
Theme: HOLD ON TO WHAT IS TRUE EVEN IN THE FACE OF VIRULENT OPPOSITION
By: Rev. Fr. Jacob Aondover ATSU
Homily for Friday June 5 2020
MEMORIAL OF SAINT BONIFACE, BISHOP AND MARTYR
READINGS: 2TIMOTHY 3:10-17, PSALM 119, MARK 12:35-37
Let me express most profoundly, my sincerest sentiments of gratitude to all of you beloved friends for the tremendous love shown me on my Priestly anniversary celebration. My heart goes out to you and my prayers channeled to God for you always.
Beloved in Christ, that which is true and worthy never fades; it is irreplaceable, indestructible and cannot be belitled. Paul charges us today to hold on to what we know to be true and despise that which is erroneous. He’s not unaware of the venomous effect of the many deceivers, some of whom are influential and could persuade the faithful of Christ to detail from the right track.
Children of God, ours is a world crippled by the damning menace of falsehood, deceit, error and manipulation. Evil and wickedness which are anomalies have been promoted overtime and truth obviously downplayed. The call today is to foster that which is right, worthy, honourable, true and righteous come what may. Paul suffered attacks from many quarters in Antioch, Iconium, Lystra et al for preaching the truth about Christ. Be this as it was, he never backed down. We are called to do same.
The true Christian is prone all forms of persecution and even deaths. Saint Boniface, suffered martyrdom for been faithful to Christ. We may suffer similar fates but our joy will always be complete when Christ welcomes us into his Father’s home in heaven tomorrow.
Keep being a faithful Christian. Keep holding onto the truest values of life and Christianity. God bless you as you do this. Amen.
FEED THE HUNGRY POOR AND ADVANCE THE RIGHTS OF THE OPPRESSED.