HOMILY: WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR I.
By Rev. Fr. Kevin Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
HOMILY THEME: Forgiveness!
Jonah 4:1-11; Luke 11:1-4
I remember that time I broke my dad’s favorite glass cup. I literarily felt my heart shatter within me. My siblings danced ‘evily’ around me with war chants, “Daddy will kill you today, daddy will kill you today…” But when daddy came, he looked into my sad eyes and forgave me. My siblings were genuinely disappointed. God’s willingness to forgive can be very annoying to us human beings, especially when we expect that ‘wrong-doing’ be severely punished. Jonah (like my siblings) was very disappointed that God forgave the Ninevites. But this was the wrong attitude.
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Friends, in today’s Gospel reading, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them ‘how’ to pray. In other words, they needed a format of prayer; a more meaningful way of communicating with God. Jesus gave them the ‘Our Father’, which is both a format and a prayer in itself. Let’s take time and study today’s gospel reading. Take the Lord’s prayer line by line, and meditate on the mysteries therein. You won’t regret you did. If we pray to God daily to forgive us our sins, why get disappointed when he forgives others theirs? In fact, we mustn’t forget that God expects us to forgive others just as he forgives us. Let’s be open to the grace of God that makes this possible.
Lord teach us to pray from the depths of our hearts, that we may understand and follow your will. Amen.
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead. Do say a prayer for me as I turn a day older today. Happy birthday to me.
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