Homily for Thursday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Year II
Theme: THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH
By: Rev. Fr. Jacob Aondover ATSU
Homily for Thursday January 30 2020
READINGS: 2SAMUEL 7:18-19.24-29, PSALM 132, MARK 4:21-25
✓•TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS
✓•CHARITY IS A PIVOT
Beloved friends in the Lord, Christ speaks to all families, farmers, business men and women, students, politicians, civil servants and all public office holders; indeed, Christ addresses the oppressed and marginalized, those who suffer blackmail, whose rights and privileges are trampled underfoot; the rich and the poor alike. In the softest of tones he says; ‘THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH, IT WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL. For just as a lamp is not lit only so it could be hidden; so too does the truth shine forth even when it’s delayed, maneuvered or swept under the carpet. Those who ‘bury’ the truth and promote evil and falsehood, may wish to know that there’s nothing hidden that will not be revealed.
Today also, Christ reminds us of our obligation to charity and generosity. He tells us plainly that “the amount we measure out is the amount we’d be given and more…” By saying this, Christ cautions misers, and all who are selfish, avaricious and terribly stingy. He speaks to those who desire to be blessed but are never a blessing to others. He addresses those who save their ‘little’ or ‘plenty’ for tomorrow whilst neglecting the many poor, wretched and less privileged around them. We’ve got to change fa.
Jesus speaks to the LAZY and encourages the hardworking. The very lazy, who wouldn’t do anything hence have nothing are advised to get to work for those who have will be given more whilst those who do nothing hence have nothing will be stripped off of their possessions. To the youths who won’t guarantee their future by studying or engaging themselves with meaningful business; rather go about doing drugs, playing gangster roles, joining cults, acting as thugs and wasting their time, there comes a time when only regrets will be their lot.
FEED ONE, EDUCATE ONE