Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year C
Theme: Mindful of Other’s Weaknesses
By: Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji
Homily for Sunday, April 7 2019
Today’s Gospel(Luke 8:1-11) pericope calls for serious attention on how we present the ugly situation of others even when we are victims of the same ugly situation in different parts and corners of our living.
The Scribes and Pharisees who sought to put Jesus to death by bringing him into a dilemma: whether to condemn a woman caught in adultery then, the name he had gained for love and for mercy would be lost and would not be called friend of sinners (but He came to call sinners). Or if He let the go immediately, is like He is teaching people to break the law of Moses and encouraging them to commit adultery. This trap to lure Jesus was reversed and recoiled against them (scribes and Pharisees).
When Jesus started writing against with his fingers on floor, it reminds them that if You oh Lord will mark our guilt, who will stand. Gradually, they all left.
As we become mindful of other people’s weakness and their human nature. May God grant us His grace which will enable us not to see people as instrument or tool to be used to destroy others’ reputation and personality. Happy Sunday?
Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji is still mindful of you and your family.