Short homily for Wednesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle I
Theme: Judge not!
By: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
Homily for Wednesday October 13 2021
Rom. 2:1-11; Ps. 62:2-3,6-7,9; Luke 11:42-46
Think about this for a second. When we make judgements about others, we do so based on what we may have heard or seen. Right? Now it’s hardly ever possible that we can know all the facts about each case, since we’re human beings. Again, most times, we judge others from the perspective of our own subjective biases and prejudices. Simply put, we’re not as knowing, forgiving, or just, as God. Hence, we lack the capacity to judge others.
Jesus resonates this point when he condemns the actions of the Pharisees in the gospel reading. What’s the point of tithing various objects if we cannot even be fair and just in our dealings with others? What’s the point of seeking cheap popularity if we cannot lend a hand to help someone in need? In the end, only God can repay each one according to his/her deeds. Let each of us therefore pay attention to himself/herself, and endeavour to be a better human being. Let’s leave the rest to God!
Good morning dear. God bless your day ahead.