HOMILY FOR MONDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER.
THEME: Christ is risen indeed!
BY: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese).
Acts 2:14,22-33; Matt. 28:8-15
The story is told of a mad man who felt he was tired of heat of the sun. So one day, he went up a high mountain in the dead of night and positioned himself squarely. As soon as dawn came, he raised his voice and began commanding the sun, ‘O Sun, I command you, do not rise today!’ But soon the first rays of the sun pierced the horizon. Again he shouted, ‘sun, I tell you to stop rising…’ But the sun rose and shone brightly, oblivious of the man’s rantings.
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Friends, some of the Jews, like the mad man in our story, thought they could prevent Jesus from rising from the dead. But Jesus rose even while the soldiers slept through their duties. These Jews went as far as bribing the soldiers so that they could spread false information among the people. Listen to this: ‘His disciples stole him while we were asleep!’ Seriously? In Peter’s Pentecost homily, it is clear that God raised Jesus up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. In like manner, Jesus himself tells the women who had come to the tomb not to be afraid, but to tell the brethren to meet him in Galilee.
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead. Happy Easter and Happy Galilee celebration!
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