Homily for the Thursday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time – Circle I
By: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
Homily Theme: Let’s go FISHING!
Have you heard the statement, “If wealth were the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire?” I have. The story is told of two men who took a boat and rowed across the river to go drinking. When they had drunk alcohol to stupor, they came back to their boat, got in, and began rowing furiously. When it was morning, and they were a bit sober, they realised they had been rowing on one spot. In their drunken state, they had forgotten to untie their boat from where it was tied the previous day.
Friends, just as toil does not guarantee riches, so our human efforts do not guarantee salvation. St Paul prays for us, in his letter to the Colossians, that “we will have in us the strength based on His own glorious power, never to give in, but to bear anything joyfully…” We might have all the wisdom, be experts in our chosen fields, and still fail. Without God, we can not make any progress no matter how hard we work. However, though we’re nothing, Jesus says we should not be afraid. With him, we shall not only be able to catch fish, we shall also catch people. The mandate is clear, let’s go fishing.
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead.