Short homily for Wednesday of the 27th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I
By: Rev. Fr. Kevin Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
Homily for Wednesday October 6 2021
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.
Friends, God’s willingness to forgive can be very annoying to us human beings, especially when we prefer that ‘wrong-doing’ deserves punishment. Jonah (like my siblings) was very disappointed that God forgave the Ninevites. But this was the wrong attitude. 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.
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead.