Homily for Wednesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time Year A
Theme: The narrow gate
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Wednesday October 30 2019
(Lk. 13:22-30) Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel Jesus encouraged His disciples to enter the narrow door after He was asked about who will enter the Kingdom. Some may think that they are sure to enter the Kingdom but Jesus cautioned them that they might be in for a surprise.
When we were baptized and received the Holy Spirit, it was just the beginning of our life of faith. While it merited is the Kingdom, we still have the responsibility, the task, to be in the Kingdom. Jesus was being honest in revealing that the door towards the Kingdom is narrow. It will not be a walk in the park. There will be so many challenges and temptations. Satan will be busier and will come more strong to those who are journeying towards the Kingdom.
But the other side of the narrow door is not hidden from us. Jesus merited eternal life for all of us when we He died in the cross. It provides a great incentive for us to go through the narrow door. We should tell ourselves that it is worth it. The difficulties of the narrow door is nothing compared to what is beyond the door. We can even make use of those temptations and challenges to ascertain our faith before the Lord.
Eye on the prize. St. Paul depicted it as running a race and finishing it at whatever cost. In and through all these times, God is with us in His Spirit which our baptism gave us. Becoming a Christian is also a battle. And in this battle, we have the upper hand for we have God as our commander.