HOMILY FOR THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
THEME: You’re the heirs of the prophets?
BY: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
HOMILY FOR THURSDAY APRIL 21 2022
Acts 3:11-26; Luke 24:35-48
In Peter’s speech to the Jews from the Portico of Solomon this morning, we see what it means to be a fearless preacher and prophet. Peter didn’t fall into the temptation of glorifying himself because he had just performed a miracle, as many so called prophets do today. He looked the people in the face and accused them of their sins. Then he told them another truth; “you’re the heirs of the prophets, the heirs of the covenant God made with your ancestors…”
Friends, it is often said that an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Are we truly heirs of the prophets? Do we have the blood of the apostles and martyrs flowing through our veins by our common heritage in Christ Jesus? Then we must become fearless preachers. We must kindly tell our world the truth at all times and ignore the consequences. This is the only way we can witness to all the nations. But first, we must make sure our lives radiate nothing but truth. As Jesus appears to and reassures his Apostles today, so he continues to reassure me and you. We can do this!
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead.