THEME: God is also Mother!
BY: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
HOMILY FOR THURSDAY JULY 7 2022
Hos.11:1-4, 8-9; Matt.10:7-15
You remember the song dedicated to mothers, “who sat and watched my infant head, while sleeping on my cradle bed…? No, I do not wish to talk about mothers’ today. I would rather dwell on He who watches over mothers and their babies, even as mothers watch over their babies. Consider the terms Hosea uses in today’s first reading, “I loved Israel as a child, I taught Ephraim to walk… I was like someone who lifts an infant close against his cheeks…I gave him food…” These are all motherly functions. Aren’t they? But they are ultimately God’s functions.
Friends, let’s take out time and meditate upon our existence. The air we breathe, the life we live, the body we have, family, friends, career paths… Pretty much everything comes from God. What is it that we have and are that we have not received? Our existence is one big gift. Let’s make sincere efforts then to become Apostles. Tell the suffering neighbour about God’s love and mercy; care for the weak and aged, limit the influence of the Kingdom of darkness… Christ first did it for us, now do it for others in his name. Let’s all become watchers of the ‘infants’ everywhere in the world.
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead.