Homily for Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter Year A
Theme: God’s love for the lost
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Wednesday, June 5 2019
(Jn. 17:11-19) Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
In today’s Gospel Jesus is praying or having an intimate talk with His Father. He is, in a way reporting to His Father regarding His fulfilment of His mission. He as faithful to the truth which He gave to His disciples. He protected them from harming their souls and assured the Father that no one was lost. Jesus did everything for us. When He died on the cross, He died for all of us, faithful and unfaithful, good and bad, sinner and saint.
We cannot but appreciate our God. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son. His mercy is unequalled. After giving us life, He also saw to it that this life will have all the chances to be fulfilled. Even sin is helpless against it. God’s mercy abounds and is always available. All we have to do is to want it.
Our willingness to be saved by voluntary and sincere repentance provides the door towards salvation. God is always waiting for us like the father of the prodigal son or the shepherd of the lost sheep.
Thus, it is not true that we are left alone. We were the ones who left God. It is not true that God had abandoned us. We were the ones who wanted Him out of our lives. God always protects. God always seek us. If we allow ourselves to be found much more turn around and seek Him, His mantle of protection will be available. With and under God, we will always be protected and will never be lost.