Homily for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent Year A

Homily for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent Year A

Theme: Jesus at Work

By: Fr. Benny Tuazon


Homily for Wednesday, April 3 2019

(Jn. 5:17-30) Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent, Day 29th of Lent

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His disciples that the Father is still at work that is why Jesus is at work. Going back to Genesis, creation did not stop when God rested. His rest consists in sustaining what He has created. The best testimony is Jesus Christ Himself. He was sent by God to continue His work of creation. This time it is in the context of saving humanity from their sins. Thus, Jesus taught and did a lot of miracles. Part of His mission was to guide everyone and be seen as a model for living life. This is coupled with His saving action which culminated in Calvary. The purpose of Calvary continues in every celebration of the Eucharist, the bloodless sacrifice.

We take the cue from the Father. His work is never done. In the same way, our conversion is never done. Conversion is not a one time event which happens once we stop our sinful ways. The devil does not stop seducing and tempting us to leave Christ and follow His ways. He waits for those moments of weakness. The he strikes. Before we know it, we had sinned. Thus, we keep vigil. It means we never lose sight of the finish line,as St. Paul puts it. We imagine ourselves in a race and encounter a lot of obstacles. We hurdle those obstacles until we reach the finish line. In the same way, our discipleship entails a lot of shaping, developing, countering, and maturing.

We cannot come to a point when we can say we do not need any formation or education anymore. After all is said and done, the most important were not said and done. As long as we are on this earth, no matter how holy we have become, no matter how diligent we had been to our religious obligations, and no matter how knowledgeable we are in theology and Scriptures, we continue to seek holiness. We could not let our guards down. Our work is never done until our death when we will, stand before the Father giving an account of our life, our work. Let us pray that we can face God proud that we had continued His work in and through us.

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