HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY WEEKDAY WITHIN THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD.
THEME: We have our christian call, which is to lead others to Christ, the real messiah.
BY: Fr. Deotacious Chikontwe SMA.
HOMILY FOR JANUARY 4TH.
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
1 John 3:7-10
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today’s first reading begins with the call, ‘Do not let anyone lead you astray’. We all have the potential to lead others astray when it comes to our shared journey towards the Lord.
*FROM OUR GOSPEL READING*
In the gospel reading, we have several characters who, far from leading people astray, lead them to the Lord. John the Baptist leads his two disciples to the Lord, ‘Look, there is the Lamb of God’. One of the two disciples, Andrew, leads his brother, Simon Peter, to the Lord, ‘We have found the Messiah’. John and Andrew show us the shape of our own calling to lead each other to the Lord. Although John and Andrew had an important role in leading others to the Lord, it was their own personal encounter with the Lord that led them to become his disciples. Jesus personally called the two disciples of John the Baptist, ‘Come and see’. It was their staying with Jesus in response to his call that transformed them from disciples of John the Baptist to disciples of Jesus. Jesus personally called Simon Peter, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’. As a result, the fisherman became the leading member of the twelve.
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Dear Friends in Christ, the Lord calls each of us by name; he invites each one of us to come and see. He wants to personally meet with us and for us to have a personal encounter with him. We can facilitate that personal encounter for one another as John did for his two disciples and Andrew did for Simon Peter. We cannot be the Lord for others in the full sense, but we can be the gate through which others come to encounter the Lord in all his fullness. There is no more loving service we could render one another than that.
May God bless us all through Christ our Lord. Amen.https://www.homilyhub.com/homily-for-wednesday-weekday-within-the-christmas-period-1/
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