HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: God sent his Only Son into this world so that through him we might be saved.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, we heard of how the Sanhedrin were angered by the actions of the Apostles, and the many other disciples of the Lord who had continued to carry on His works, proclaimed His truth and love among the people, many of whom were convinced and witnessed the miracles they had performed. The Sanhedrin were fearful of the Apostles and the Lord’s continuing influence.
*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard of the words of the Lord Jesus that He spoke to Nicodemus, a Pharisee who was quite sympathetic to Him and His teachings. Nicodemus had come at night to ask the Lord and to discuss matters with Him, and the Lord revealed to him many things about Himself, and most importantly, the truth that He is indeed the Son of God, and this same, only begotten Son of God has been sent to us, to be with us and to show us the amazing love of God. The Lord loved His people so much that He would be willing to endure the toughest challenges and trials for our sake, in order to call us back into the Light.
*OUR CENTRAL MESSAGE FOR TODAY*
Brothers and sisters in Christ, Our Lord and Saviour had done all these because He does not want us to fall into eternal damnation and be lost from Him forever. And hence, He has given us the means to leave behind our past, sinful existence and enter into the new existence in His light and truth. Through Him and His teachings, He has called on all of us to return to the path of justice and righteousness, abandoning our rebellious and wicked attitudes, obeying once again the Law and the Commandments of God wholeheartedly as we should have done.
*CONCLUSION AND BLESSINGS*
May He empower and strengthen us to do His will faithfully, at all times and in every place we are at. May our Risen Lord be ever glorified through us and may God bless us all, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA