Homily for Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle II
Theme: Let us put our faith in the Lord by trusting in Him, and asking Him for strength and guidance.
By: Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Saturday February 5 2022
Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
1 Kings 3:4-13
Today is the Saturday of the forth week in Ordinary Time of Year C. On the same note, we also celebrate today the memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr. And on this special day we are reminded to put our faith in the Lord and to trust in Him, asking Him for strength and guidance in our respective journeys of life.
*ABOUT THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard of the time when King Solomon of Israel, the son of King David who succeeded him as the king over all the people of God, the Israelites. We heard how Solomon, who was then still young and inexperienced, asked the Lord for wisdom and guidance so that he might be able to follow in the great examples set by his father. He prayed for wisdom to be a good leader for the people of God, asking the Lord to show him the path forward as he took over the kingship and leadership from his father.
*ABOUT THE GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard of the works of the Lord and His disciples as they went from place to place ministering to the people, proclaiming the truth of God and the Good News of His salvation. There were so many people following them and desiring to listen to the Lord that the disciples were often overwhelmed. They could not even have a proper time to rest. We have heard again in the same Gospel that, even when they finally managed to get away to a secluded place on their own, the people managed to figure out where they were going and went there ahead of them
Brothers and sisters in Christ, today let us all be inspired by the great examples set before us by the young King Solomon and by St. Agatha, the great Holy Virgin and Martyr. Let us all follow their examples in faith and commit ourselves to walk in the path of faith and grow ever stronger in faith and loving God more and more with each and every passing moments. Let us all seek the Lord with ever greater conviction and ask Him for guidance and strength that we may draw ever closer to Him, now and always.
Have A Blessed Weekend and God Bless You!
*SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS*
1.PeterCanisius Michael David Kang Daily Homilies.
2. My Catholic Life.Com