HOMILY FOR MONDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS (1) HOMILY THEME: THE WORD MADE FLESH


HOMILY FOR MONDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

HOMILY THEME: THE WORD MADE FLESH

BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon

 

HOMILY: ( Jn. 1:1-18) Monday in the Octave of Christmas, December 31, 2018

In today’s Gospel the prologue by John is again repeated. It is a beautiful Gospel to end the year It gives a lot of hope and opportunities. Jesus comes as the Messiah, the Word made flesh. He is the light that erased darkness. The symbolism is very strong. Jesus comes to forgive sins and represents hope to everyone.

While the new year is really just the continuation of of our daily life, it is good to mark an end and a beginning in order for us to make an evaluation of what had passed and make corrections and plan for the future. The first few weeks of the year maybe designated as reflection days while we continue with our daily tasks. “An unreflected life is not worth living.” (Socrates)

It is also at this point when we renew our faith in the Lord Jesus who had become flesh and ministered to us through the chose people. He died and resurrected in order to free us from sin and make us worthy of the Kingdom. Do we remain in darkness or embrace the true light, Jesus Christ? While we anticipate another year, we must be aware that life is contingent. Surprises may happen anytime. We must live our life to the full. And that only happens with Jesus.

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