Daily homily for Tuesday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I

Daily homily for Tuesday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I

Theme: AM I AMONG THOSE VIGILANT AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS THE LORD WILL FIND AWAKE?

By: Fr. Deotatious Chikontwe SMA

Homily for Tuesday October 19 2021

Daily homily for Tuesday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time Cycle I

Theme: AM I AMONG THOSE VIGILANT AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS THE LORD WILL FIND AWAKE?

By: Fr. Deotatious Chikontwe SMA

 

Homily for Tuesday October 19 2021

*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Romans 5:12,15,17-21
Psalm 39:7-10,17
Luke 12:35-38

*HOMILY THEME*:

*INTRODUCTION*
Dear Friends in Christ, the Boy Scouts have as their motto, “Be Prepared!” Jesus in today’s gospel parable calls His disciples to be vigilant and alert like good servants preparing for the coming of the Lord. He compares the coming of the Lord to a master who comes home late. He expects his good servant to be ready and to open the door right away.

*FROM THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, St. Paul exhorted the faithful to distance themselves from sin and all those things that could lead them to sin, reminding them how God had brought them out of the slavery of sin, liberated them and made them free. God had claimed them as His own people and made them to be His own children. Yet, many of them had not yet fully dedicated themselves to God and still allowed the corruptions of the world to affect and influence them.

*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage of today, we heard the Lord speaking to His disciples using the parable of stewards, as He related to them the story of a master who entrusted his household to a steward that was empowered and put in charge of the properties while the master was away. Then He told them how a good and responsible steward would be dutiful in discharging his duties and not be idle or complacent, while the lazy and unfaithful steward would squander away his time and even abuse his authority and power for his own benefits.

*ARE WE READY TO MEET THE LORD PERSONALLY TODAY*
Brothers and sisters in Christ, today as we listened to these words from the Scriptures, all of us are therefore reminded to be vigilant and ready in living our lives with faith at all times. We must not allow ourselves to be lulled and caught unprepared by the coming of the day of reckoning, but must always be ready to live our lives to the fullest and as faithful and dedicated Christians at all times. We have to exercise prudent judgment in deciding our course of action in life from now on, and why is that so? That is because like the stewards in our Lord’s parable, we have been entrusted this world as its stewards.

*CONCLUSION*
The Lord who serves us looks to us to be faithful and vigilant, so that we are ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. We are reminded of that saying of the risen Lord in the Book of Revelation, ‘behold, I stand at the door and knock’. The Lord is always knocking at the door of our lives; he comes and knocks every day. If we respond to his daily coming, today’s gospel reading assures us that he will be our servant in ways that will surprise us.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK DEAR FRIENDS!

Fr. Deotatious Chikontwe SMA


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