WEDNESDAY HOMILY – 2ND WEEK IN ADVENT [Memorial of Saint Lucy] YEAR B
THEME: Importance of patience and trust in God’s plan.
BY: Fr. Anthony O. Ezeaputa
Dear friends in Christ,
Today, in this Second Week of Advent and the memorial of Saint Lucy, we are reminded of the importance of patience and trust in God’s plan.
In Isaiah 40:25–31, we hear the prophet’s words of comfort and reassurance: “To whom can you liken me as an equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these things: He leads out their army and numbers them, calling them all by name. By his great might and the strength of his power not one of them is missing!”
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And in Matthew 11:28–30, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
In these readings, we are reminded that God is our creator and redeemer who calls us by name and promises to give us rest and comfort. But we are also reminded that this requires patience and trust on our part. We must lift up our eyes to God and acknowledge His power and might, rather than trying to control everything ourselves.
Saint Lucy, whose memorial we celebrate today, is a powerful example of trust and patience. She was willing to give up everything, even her own life, for the sake of her faith in God. May we follow her example and trust in God’s plan, even when it seems uncertain or difficult.
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, help us to trust in your plan and find rest in your yoke. May we be patient and faithful, like Saint Lucy, and always keep our eyes fixed on you. Amen.
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