Homily for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent
Theme: Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted.
By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Tuesday March 15 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Psalm 49 :8-9,16-17,21,23
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today is Tuesday of the second week of the Lenten Season. And today in a special way, we are all reminded to turn away from sin and to embrace God’s path, His love and grace.
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, taken from the Book of the prophet Isaiah, we heard the words of the Lord speaking clearly to His people through Isaiah calling on all of them to remember what they are meant to be as the chosen people of God, as those whom God had called to follow Him and to be role models for all of the other people of this world. They were all reminded of the fates of the wicked, all those who have not obeyed the Lord’s will and committed sins against Him. Hence, that was why Sodom and Gomorrah were mentioned, the fate of those two cities destroyed because of the sins of its people.
*FROM OUR GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard the Lord speaking to the people regarding the pride and hubris of the elders and the leaders of the people of God, the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law, all those who were greatly respected in the community for their intellect, guardianship over the Law and the community, and which they then reciprocated with great arrogance and hubris, as they demanded a lot of honour and respect, to be treated with favour and given glory and fame.
Therefore, let us all make great use of this Lenten season to be the good members of the Church and the Christian community. Let us all turn towards the Lord with renewed faith and commit ourselves in each and every moments of our lives, from now on, to face the world with the sight of faith, with the determination to carry on living our lives with genuine faith and trust in the Lord, living our every moments with courage and hope, as great role models of God’s path amidst our fellow brothers and sisters.
May you have a Blessed Tuesday. Peace be with You!
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA