HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II (1)

Parable of the sower









HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II

THEME: The parable of the sower according to the Gospel of Luke.

BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2022

 

 

*LITURGICAL COLOUR*
GREEN

*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, St Paul highlights to us how Christ came into this world, bearing the truth and salvation from God. How God has shown us a new life through Him, a new existence that goes beyond our earthly life. He mentioned how the first Adam, our ancestor was given life when he was created by God, and how the New Adam, that is Christ Himself, has brought upon us true and everlasting life, that we shall transcend beyond our mortal bodies and existence, and through Him we shall be reunited and reconciled with God. That new life, which God brought upon us through His Son, shows us that our mortality and death do not mark the end of our existence, and instead there is eternity beyond that of death.

*ABOUT OUR GOSPEL READING*
In todays Gospel reading, Jesus tells us about the parable of the sower —“a sower went out to sow his seed“, and that seed was nothing else but the “the Word of God.” But “the thorns grew with it and choked it”
Thorns, we have many. As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit.

*CONCLUSION*
The parable of the sower and its interpretation recognizes that the seed of God’s word, powerful as it is, can be restricted in its impact by obstacles in our own lives. We may not take God’s desire to be in communion with us through his Son seriously enough; our response to God’s initiative towards us may not be sufficiently rooted to withstand the storms of life; we can allow our relationship with God to become choked by the pleasures and cares of life. Yet, it there is any openness at all in our lives, any patch of good soil, God will be able to bring his good work in our lives to completion, and we will attain the glorious destiny.
May God bless you all, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.




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