Homily for Thursday after Ash Wednesday (1)

Homily for Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Theme: Whoever loses his life for the sake of Gods kingdom will save it.

By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

Homily for Thursday March 3 2022


Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-4,6
Luke 9:22-25

Today dear brethrens, is the Thursday after the Ash Wednesday, and on this day we are all called to follow the Lord wholeheartedly, to devote ourselves, our lives and actions to adhere to His path.

In our first reading today, we heard from the Book of Deuteronomy in which the Lord spoke to His people, the Israelites, through Moses, the leader whom God had appointed and sent to free the Israelites from their enslavement in Egypt, bringing them all out through the power of God as they journeyed towards the Promised Land of Canaan. The Lord placed His Law and commandments to them all, passing them His Law and precepts to be followed and obeyed, that they might remain on the right path in life.

In our Gospel passage today, we then heard how the Lord told His disciples very plainly that He was to suffer rejection and even death at the hands of His enemies and opponents, the ones who despised Him and would make it difficult for Him to perform His works and missions, namely many of the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law, the many members of the Sanhedrin, the chief priests and elders, the Sadducees and all those who opposed the truth and the wonders that the Lord had brought unto this world.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, in this season of Lent, all of us are called to renew this commitment we have in the Lord, to purify our hearts, minds, bodies and souls, our whole entire beings, in following God from now on with greater fervour and dedication. All of us are called to make that conscious choice to stand with the Lord, willing and ready to carry our crosses in life, devoting our effort, time and attention to serve the Lord by being exemplary as Christians in life. We are all called to follow the path that God has shown us and definitively reject sin and all of Satan’s many temptations and efforts to turn us away from God.

May the Lord continue to be with us and bless us in our respective journeys of faith. May He continue to watch over us and grant us the strength to persevere through the challenges and trials of our faith and life.
May You Have a Blessed Lenten Season.

Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

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