FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR II.
THEME: Be Ready.
BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa.
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 2022.
During school days, we usually behaved well whenever the teacher was present. Often, as soon as the teacher left the class, noise and commotion would begin. The teacher became wiser and learned to engage students with assignments anytime he needed to step out of the class. The purpose of giving these assignments was to make the class less rowdy in his absence. In the end, only about half of the students completed the assignments. The other half who failed to do their assignments usually gave a litany of excuses to explain their failure. As a good teacher, Jesus also gave assignments to his followers to be completed before his second coming. A major function of preachers is to remind people of their God-given assignments. However, some preachers prefer to use end-time prophecies to scare their listeners instead of guiding them gently toward Jesus, the way, truth, and life. Once upon a time prophets of doom predicted the world was going to end in the year 2000. Pope John Paul II called these unfounded prophecies “Millenarian fantasies.” Jesus says: “The Son of Man will come when you least expect him” (Luke 12:46). He describes a faithful and wise steward as one who remains faithful in keeping the Master’s instruction and is never taken unawares. Therefore, a faithful disciple of Christ is never scared by end-time prophecies. Are we ready to give Him a good account of our stewardship when He returns?
Luke 12:39-48; Wednesday 29th Week of the Year.