Homily for Saturday of 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle II
By: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
Homily for Saturday January 22 2022
2 Sam.1: 1-4.11- 12.19.23-27); Ps 80:2-,3,5-7 (R. 4b); Mark 3:20-21
Looking around us, it’s clear that many of us have fallen prey to the god of wealth, fame and comfort. We want to be Christians, but only if Christianity does not involve making sacrifices. We want even the poorest of our congregations to keep paying huge tithes to us till they have barely nothing left. Then we go ahead to remind them that being poor is the sign of a curse. Just how confused can we get?
Friends, the Christian who’s not comfortable with giving the last drop of his/her blood for God isn’t fit to bear the name. Jesus who himself is God worked so hard for others today, he barely had time to eat. His family had to come drag him home, thinking he had lost his mind. This is how zeal for God, and passion for his work consumes us if we genuinely care about him. Jesus’s sacrifice has purified our inner selves from dead actions. We too must embrace the sacrifices that come our way in our desire to serve God in our neighbours.
Good morning dear. God bless your weekend.