Homily for Monday of the 4th Week of Lent Year A
Theme: Live Life to the Full
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Monday March 23 2020
(Jn. 4:43-54) Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent
In today’s Gospel Jesus heals the dying child of a royal official. The words of Jesus were music to the ears of the royal official, “You may go. Your son will live!” Just like that JESUS brought life not only to the child but also to the father and, most probably, to the whole family and neighborhood.
We enter the fourth week of Lent looking forward to Easter. The healing of the child which saved him from certain death was a revelation of who JESUS really was. For the past two Sundays JESUS was presented as the living water and the light of life. Life came from God, He sustains it, and will be its destiny. It will be wrong to see life only as earthly life. Life on earth will end. But it will not stop there. Life continues. Life is so precious and exciting to just end.
The first reading from the prophet Isaiah speak about the Lord’s intentions for His people. He meant everyone to attain the fullness of life no matter what age they reach. It was a promise reflective of the reality of life after death. Thus, while spending a hundred years on earth is ideal, we are told not to worry and be in despair for life consists not only of earthly life but eternal life.
The key is to live life to the full. We may never pass this way again. Let us spend it according to God’s will and live as if there is no more tomorrow for tomorrow may never come.