Homily for Saturday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle II
Theme: Are you ready?
By: Fr Francis Onwnali
Homily for Saturday November 28 2020
Today we celebrate the last day of this passing liturgical year, the eve of the new year. It is a time to introspectively ask: how have I grown since the past liturgical year?
In the first reading (Rev 22: 1-7), we hear more of what heaven will be like and our Lord Jesus saying “I am coming very soon! Happy the man who needs the prophetic message of this book”. God is reassuring us of His love which He intends to show by giving us a perfect happiness of heaven.
The gospel (Luke 21: 34-36) cautions us to be vigilant and prepare for the rough times that will precede the coming of the Son of Man. “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man”. Are you ready?
Dear friends, imagine seeing God face to face and His name written on your forehead (Rev 22: 4), that is what we are promised for keeping the faith. So is there any aspect of my life that needs to be addressed because it is not faith-filled? We should fervently pray “Maranatha, come Lord Jesus” to help us address it.
I pray as we journey in life on this last day of the year, we may long for God and seek His face. May our Lord Jesus rekindle in our hearts the fire of His love so that we will be ready and eager to meet Him when He comes. Have a vigilant-full day!
-Fr Francis Onwnali