HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT YEAR B
HOMILY THEME: A RIGHTEOUS MAN MAY HAVE MANY TROUBLES, BUT THE LORD DELIVERS HIM FROM THEM ALL
BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent (Day 31 of Lent)
In the day’s Gospel, Jesus, in spite of the threat to His life, attended the Feast of the Tabernacles. He came in secret but He was still recognized. At a certain point in His preaching, He revealed His relation to the Father, the one who sent Him. It seems that the people were not sure about who He is. Some think He is the Messiah. But others were blinded by His background. While it was not yet Jesus’ hour, He was nearing it and the plot thickens both for His fulfilment of His mission and the plan to catch and judge Him.
The violence Jesus will go through in Jerusalem is no joke. Jesus knew about His coming death. His agony in the garden of Gethsemane anticipated it.Yet, He courageously and faithfully went through it. He knew it was the will of His Father. He knew it was for the salvation of all. Lent is nearing its end and Holy Week will follow. While we are asked to reflect on our own lives in relation to God, it will help a lot to reflect on what the Lord Jesus went through during His passion, death and resurrection. Entering into Jesus’ heart and mind or by being one of those around Him all through His suffering will help a lot in appreciating and feeling His love for us. Hopefully, from that experience, we will be moved to conversion.