Homily for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent (1)

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Homily for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent

Theme: He is our only God, and we are His People when we stick to His Commandments!

By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

Homily for Thursday March 24 2022


Jeremiah 7:23-28
Psalm 94 :1-2,6-9
Luke 11:14-23

Today Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent, the Sacred Scriptures reminds us that, our Lord will not abandon us His people, although we have often disappointed and angered Him with our various disobedience and lack of trust and faith in Him. We have often preferred to follow the false idols and guides in life, instead of entrusting ourselves wholeheartedly in God.

In our first reading today, we heard from the Book of the prophet Jeremiah in which the Lord spoke to His people through Jeremiah, telling His prophet to remind and even rebuke the people for their disobedience and lack of faith. He reminded them all through Jeremiah how He had shown them the path to His righteousness and justice, and how He has presented them with His Law and commandments, all that He had done to guide them and help them find their way to Him, and yet, they still stubbornly refused to follow and disobeyed Him.

In the Gospel reading of today, we heard how the Lord Jesus was criticised and even wrongly accused of colluding and working with the prince of demons, Beelzebul, by the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law, who opposed and had done a lot in resisting the Lord and His works among the people of God. Not only that they made it difficult for Him to perform His works, but they even made such false accusations and slander to discredit Him in the eyes of the people and to prevent Him from doing the good works of God.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, during this season of Lent, all of us are called through these readings of the Sacred Scriptures we have heard today to discern carefully our path in life and ask ourselves well, if we have done the same as those who had little faith in the Lord. Have we treated the Lord and His servants, all those whom He had called and chosen to be the ones to lay the path of righteousness before us, with contempt and opposition, or have we instead humbly and willingly listened to them speaking the words of truth in our hearts and minds?

May God be with us all always and may He bless our works and efforts, that we may inspire many others to do the same as well. Amen.

Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

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