DAILY HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 12TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE I
THEME: God NEVER fails!
BY: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
HOMILY: Gen.15:1-12,17-18; Ps.105:1-4,6-9; Matt.7:15-20
Broken promises? Failed dreams? Bitterness and hurt? Hopelessness and despair? No matter what we’ve been through, God NEVER forgets his covenant. Think about Abram who had no heir as at when God called him. Think about how much of a failure he must have considered himself to be, being childless at 75, in a world where being a father was everything. But Abram was steadfast in walking with God. God therefore made a covenant with him; an enduring pact that took another 24/25 years to fulfill.
Friends, God’s word isn’t about false prophesies and miracles that are carefully orchestrated. God’s word isn’t about magical fantasies and noisy brouhaha. When God moves, it is to meet a particular NEED of ours, it is never for show. God is not interested in how much fame and material wealth we acquire here on earth. He rather wants his covenant to yield fruits in us; fruits that last – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. By our fruits, we shall be known.
Good day dear. God bless your day ahead.