DAILY HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 6TH WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: It is for your own good that I am going because unless I go, the Advocate will not come to you; but when he comes, he will show the world how wrong it was, about sin.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR TUESDAY MAY 24 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
*ABOUT OUR FIRST READING*
At the beginning of today’s first reading, we find Paul and Silas singing God’s praises even though they had been beaten and thrown into prison. None of us would find it easy to sing God’s praises in such circumstances.Paul’s prayer of praise in prison was a powerful witness to his conviction that God was stronger than the forces that had imprisoned himself and Silas.
*ABOUT OUR GOSPEL READING*
In the gospel reading Jesus declares that when the Advocate comes he will prove the world wrong about sin, about who was in the right, and about judgement.
Those responsible for having Jesus crucified presumed that he was the sinner, the breaker of God’s law, and that they, the defenders of God’s law, were in the right; they also presumed that Jesus’ crucifixion demonstrated God had judged him, condemned him. Jesus was not a sinner; he was not judged by God; those who put him to death were not in the right.
Dear brethrens, our perspective can be very wide of the mark. We need to keep growing into God’s perspective, to see as God sees, to judge as God judges. It is the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, who gives us God’s perspective. It is the Holy Spirit who enables us to see as God sees, to know as God knows, to understand as God understands, to be wise in the way God is wise. That is why we desperately need the Holy Spirit to keep filling our hearts and our minds afresh.
*LET US PRAY*
Good and Loving God, I am here before you in faith. Please strengthen my faith. I come before you in hope; please increase my hope. I come before you in love; please deepen my love, especially today. Amen.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA