Homily for Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time Year A
Intention for the Day: Prayer that God would always answer us anytime we connect with him especially in times of distress. Amen.
By: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
Homily for Monday July 22 2019
Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Readings: Exodus 14:5-18; John 20:1-2, 11-18
Yoruba will say “bi a ba n sunkun, a maa riran-even when we are crying, we would still see. It shows that no matter how difficult a situation is, what one does or knows well he will still do it. That’s why no matter how much a crowd is, one would still recognise his or her own. Even if one becomes the governor, you would always recognised your close parents and friends except if you are not very close.
That’s the story of today’s readings. In the first reading, despite the threat of pharaoh, Moses was able to recognise the power of God to save th people. It’s only the people who don’t know how powerful God is that doesn’t know him because of the tough situation. In the gospel, in celebrating Mary Magdalena, she recognised the master despite the trouble of the tomb and missing body. She immediately sprung into hope by her name being called.
My dear friends, if we are well connected to someone, we would be rest assured that whatever the situation the person would be there for us. That’s the kind of confidence we must have in the master that no matter the situation, threats and scares we are passing through, Jesus would always help us. God has the power to save his own. This comes from what we have to connect with him through Prayer, rosary, mass and other spiritual exercises. One we do these exercises, we know we are with him. By hearing her name, Mary Magdalena was overjoyed. By reciting the rosary, attending mass etc, we too must feel a satisfaction within us.
May we always experience out connection with the master. Amen.