Homily for Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent (1)

Jesus breaking the bread

Homily for Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent

Theme: Jesus feeds the people with material food before He dismisses them.

By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA


Homily for Wednesday December 1 2021

Isaiah 25:6-10
Psalm 22
Matthew 15:29-37

Dear brethrens, Food is important because without food, we die. God created us organically who need to eat food in order to continue to live. That is why part of His creation is the food we need for our daily existence.
Indeed food is something that even unite us, Just look at our fiesta celebrations, there are plenty of food prepared and not to mention the many restaurants found in cities and malls which are always full of people enjoying their meal. We entertain our visitors with food. Our celebrations are incomplete without food.

In today’s Gospel passage we heard how the Lord performed one of His most well known miracles, when He fed the multitudes of people gathered there, with just a few loaves of bread, seven of them, and a few small fishes. There were thousands of people over there, and that have not even counted the women and children that came along as well. The Lord again showed us all His love and providence, in caring for the needs of those who have sought Him and wanted to be with Him. He blessed them, gave them food and nourishment, breaking the bread and miraculously giving them enough food to satisfy the whole multitude.

Let us not doubt God’s providence any longer. He has always been with us from the very beginning and all throughout our darkest moments. But we are often too busy and too distracted by our many fears, concerns, insecurities and doubts that we ended up not realising that God has been with us, journeying with us and providing us all that we need along our journey. He sent us our fellow brethren whom we meet along the way to encourage us and strengthen us, and that is often how God works wonders in His most mysterious ways.

Advent is a preparation for the coming of the Lord and can be celebrated everyday with the eyes of faith and loving heart. Do we wonder why we still wake up and rise from bed everyday? Are we not surprised that there is always food on our table whereas many of our brothers and sisters do not even have a table or food to place on their tables?
Have A Blessed New Month God bless you!

Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA

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