FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: GOD’S COMPASSION & MIGHT
BY: Fr. GERALD M. MUSA
HOMILY FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 2022
Jesus met a widow at Nain who lost her only son. The world became dark when this woman lost her husband and became a widow and she saw a darker future when she lost her only son. Jesus was deeply moved with compassion as he understood the plight of the widow. He said to her, “Do not weep.” Immediately, he commanded the dead young man to rise. “The dead man sat up and began to speak.” “In the Gospels, Jesus is often moved by compassion. And compassion is also the language of God,” says, Pope Francis. Compassion moved Jesus to demonstrate his power over death for the first time, which affirms his divinity and might. He is indeed the conqueror of death and nothing is impossible with Jesus. Every day he gives hope to many people who think that life is unfair to them. In Nigeria, there is a common expression that says “This life no balance” which means life is so unfair. The greatest miracle that Jesus performs today is raising those who are spiritually dead, bringing life to lifeless marriages, restoring hope to those who are hopeless, uplifting those who have sunk into depression, and wiping the tears of those who mourn. We can participate in the ministry of Jesus by consoling and comforting people in distress, sorrow and grief. Like Jesus, can we also accompany our compassion with positive action?