Homily for Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time Year A
Theme: Go and proclaim the good news
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary
(Mt. 10:1-7) Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time.
In today’s Gospel Jesus summoned His apostles to send them to preach the Good News of salvation first to the people of Israel, the Chosen People. God’s plan was to begin the work of salvation in Israel and let it spread in the whole world. Very significant in the Gospel is the naming of the apostles. This is reflective of the nature of God’s call. God’s call is personal and specific. While all the baptized are called to the three-fold function of Jesus, prophet, priest, and king, we are sent for a certain mission.
It is a great privilege to be sent by the Lord. It means we are trusted. Proclaiming the Good News, while a great privilege, is not easy. Jesus warned the apostles of what they will encounter. They will be sent like sheep among wolves. Rejection will come and persecution may happen. But Jesus will be with them. His commissioning involves His commitment. Every faithful in mission should not forget this. They are not alone.
Let us appreciate our being sent. We should see it as a great privilege given its challenges and difficulties. Like in the Gospel yesterday, many are called but few are chosen. It follows that a JESUS saw something in a person. Every call and sending that Jesus makes is important. The world may be discriminating and consider some calls greater or more important, but before the Lord, we all play vital roles and are partners of Jesus in His work of salvation.
Our sending to the mission happen in every mass we celebrate. After listening to the Word of God and nourished by the Eucharist, we have been equipped to go and proclaim the Good News. The mass had ended but our mission begin.