Homily for Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent (1)

Homily for Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

Theme: Go Home!

By: Deacon Bill Frere

Homily for Saturday April 2 2022


Gospel – John 7:40 -58

All the people could do in today’s Gospel is argue – who is this Jesus? The Christ? Just a guy from Galilee? The Pharisees, the people, Nicodemus, they all cannot agree. They were getting close to the point of violence. But in the end, what did they do? They all went home! To calm themselves down, to avoid doing something they might regret, to step away from the situation, they all went home!

We have all gone home today, not by choice so much as for our safety and well-being. It is obviously a difficult time of separation, isolation and fear. But it can also be a time of opportunity, a chance to get away from the daily irritations we face – the guy who cuts us off in traffic, the person who bumps into us because they are so focused on their phone, the 3 customers who all need our assistance right here right now, the work phone that never stops ringing, the 30 different things we NEED to do today and the insane schedule of important meetings! So many distractions, so many times we could fly off the handle, willing to argue and get upset over such little things.

What we have here is an opportunity to focus on the important things in our life – our family and our relationship with God. So go home, stay home, really spend time with the family, appreciate the time you have with them. And spend some time, real actual quiet time, with God, talk to Him, pray to Him! Go home to God!

Deacon Bill Frere

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