FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 26TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: Woe to Chorazin!
BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa
HOMILY FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2022
Jesus was disappointed with the people of Chorazin and Bethsaida where he preached and worked many miracles. They were amazed by his wonderful works, but they did not repent. He was disappointed with their nonchalant and indifferent attitude towards the Gospel. They were so preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and wealth thatthey had little or no time to renew their spiritual lives. Parents, teachers, leaders, and preachers can understand how Jesus felt. Nothing is as painful as investing in children, students, followers, and listeners who are not responsive, productive, or appreciative. Jesus upbraided the people of these cities for their hardness of heart and for making themselves morally numb. They wasted the opportunities offered to them for repentance. Their moral sickness is called impenitence, which is another word for refusing to repent. Catholic Catechism mentions impenitence as one of the sins against the Holy Spirit and final impenitence as a deliberate refusal to repent or be remorseful about sin, and resisting any opportunity of grace even in the face of death. Jesus lambasted them for taking the mercy and compassion of God for granted. When we reflect on our lives, we see how God has been patient, merciful, and kind to us. His mercy and compassion should lead us towards penitence, which is sincere sorrow for our sins and a willingness to change for the better. Do we always rememberthatto whom much is given much is expected?
Luke 10:13-16; Friday, 26th Week
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