Theme: Everything will always be possible for those who have faith, Do I?
By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Tuesday February 21 2022
Memorial of St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading this morning, St. James told them and all of us to put our trust instead on the Wisdom of God, the truth and and the virtues that came from God, and which He has freely bestowed and given unto us. If we depend solely on our own strength and power, then very quickly we will realise that we will easily fall into the many temptations present all around us. That is why we have to heed the Lord’s words and calling as He calls us to turn our backs against the allures of sin and evil, and to embrace His love, His truth and wisdom.
*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard the Lord speaking to His disciples and the people regarding how His disciples could not drive away the evil spirits from the son of a man who brought him to the disciples to be healed. The Lord had indeed sent His disciples to go before Him and carry out His works. To them the Lord had entrusted the authority and power even over demons and evil spirits, the ability to conduct miracles and to heal people from their physical and spiritual afflictions.
*OUR MEDITATION OF THE DAY*
Today, all of us are called to deepen our trust in the Lord and renew our relationships with Him. The Lord Himself said, that they had to pray and commit themselves to prayer, because it meant that those disciples had not been in tune with the Lord, and had not truly developed a strong and genuine relationship with God. The Lord has reminded us all to maintain that relationship that we ought to have with Him so that we may not end up losing our path in life and falling deeper and deeper into sin and evil.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all be inspired by the great faith and courage that St. Peter Damian had whose memorial we celebrate today. May the Lord continue to guide us and strengthen us.
St Damian pray for Us.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA