HOMILY FOR MONDAY 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR B

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HOMILY FOR 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT / YEAR B

HOMILY FOR MONDAY 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR B

THEME: The Gadarene swine

BY: Fr Deotacious Chikontwe SMA

READINGS OF THE DAY
2 Sam 15:13-14,30,16:5-13
Psalm 3:2-8
Mark 5:1-20

LITURGICAL COLOUR
GREEN

INTRODUCTION
Good morning my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today we celebrate Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time of Year B.

FROM OUR FIRST READING
In our first reading, we heard about the state of affairs in the kingdom of Israel during the middle period of David’s reign as King, when Absalom, one of his many sons, rebelled against him and attempted to seize the kingship from David. Absalom, according to the Scriptures, had always been a proud and ambitious man, and he clearly had pretensions and desires to be a king, to succeed his own father as ruler over the people and the land of Israel. He has often presented himself to the leading figures of the kingdom and to the people as the one who would succeed his father as the ruler over Israel, and had made his moves, winning over the hearts and minds of the people, and it was at this time then, that Absalom, swayed and tempted with power, decided to launch a coup effort against his own father.

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FROM OUR GOSPEL READING
In our Gospel passage today, we heard of the popular story of the moment when the Lord Jesus healed and freed a man who was beset and controlled by a vast horde of evil spirits, who named themselves as Legion, in the region of the Gerasenes. As mentioned in that Gospel passage, we heard how the evil spirits had made the man to live his life in the wilderness, in the areas far from habitation because of the fear that his condition brought about everyone, and no one dared to approach or help him. The man was clearly suffering and tormented physically, mentally and spiritually by those evil spirits. The evil spirits recognised and feared the Lord, begging Him that they should not be harmed or destroyed, as they knew that the Lord would send them out of the suffering man. The Lord ordered all of the evil spirits to get out of the man and they went to the horde of pigs that happened to be nearby that area, and they all cast themselves into the water, and perished.

FROM OUR GOSPEL READING
In our Gospel passage today, we heard of the popular story of the moment when the Lord Jesus healed and freed a man who was beset and controlled by a vast horde of evil spirits, who named themselves as Legion, in the region of the Gerasenes. As mentioned in that Gospel passage, we heard how the evil spirits had made the man to live his life in the wilderness, in the areas far from habitation because of the fear that his condition brought about everyone, and no one dared to approach or help him. The man was clearly suffering and tormented physically, mentally and spiritually by those evil spirits. The evil spirits recognised and feared the Lord, begging Him that they should not be harmed or destroyed, as they knew that the Lord would send them out of the suffering man. The Lord ordered all of the evil spirits to get out of the man and they went to the horde of pigs that happened to be nearby that area, and they all cast themselves into the water, and perished.
May you all have a Blessed week ahead.

 

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