FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: BE READY
BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa
HOMILY FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 25 2022
During secondary school days, we behaved well whenever the teacher was present. Often, as soon as the teacher left the class, noise and commotion would begin. The teachers became wiser and learned how to engage their students with some assignments anytime they needed to step out of the class. The purpose of giving these assignments was to make the class less rowdy in their absence. In the end, only half of the students completed the assignments given. The other half played and distracted others and when it was time for submission of the assignments, they gave a litany of excuses on why their assignments were not completed. Jesus is like the teacher who stepped out from the class (world) and assured his disciples he would come back again. He taught his disciples how to love and live responsibly until his second coming. However, many of his followers tend to forget their assignments in life and live reckless life. Jesus praises the faithful servant who works well while waiting for his master and denounces the servant who abdicates his duty and forgets about the responsibilities entrusted to him. Jesus emphatically reminds us to be ready, because “The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matthew 24:44). Jesus encourages us to imitate the faithful and diligent servant. Shall we be ready to give Him a good account of our stewardship when He returns?