Homily for Wednesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Year A
Intention for the Day: Prayer that the Lord will keep us within his household. Amen.
By: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
Homily for Wednesday, July 3 2019
Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle. Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22; John 20:24-29
If one doesn’t know something, he could probably be forgiven for not doing much even though ignorance of the law is really not an excuse. But knowing something and most especially given a big opportunity or privilege requires that ones level and expectations should increase. One would be expected to realise where he truly belongs.
That’s the point of our first reading that we are all part of the household of God, and we must remember that as members of a household, we must hold the house in order. In the gospel, Thomas wasn’t chastised by Jesus for wanting to experience him directly, but brought him into the household experience as well. From there, Thomas became an apostle.
My dear friends, today as we celebrate the feast of St. Thomas apostle, there are some points to reflect on. Firstly, as members of the household of God, Christian group, how are we keeping thus group together. Are we doing things to sabotage the group or finding ways to keep the house. Secondly, just as it was Jesus aim to make everyone happy, as a Christian, our goal is to make the community happy, not a silent voice of dissensions or rancour. Thirdly, from the moment, Thomas experience the master, he became a changed person and a staunch believer. There are so many that despite all they have enjoyed with God, they still refused to change.
May the Lord help us to realise our membership in the household of God. Amen.