Theme: The Transfiguration of Jesus!
By: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
Homily for Saturday February 19 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard from the letter of St. James the Apostle regarding the importance for all of us as followers of Christ to be careful with our words, with our actions and deeds, for it is all too easy for us to make mistakes through our tongues and our hands, and the things that we have received and been blessed with, our words, wisdom and talents can be easily used for both things that are good or wicked, depending on our intentions.
*FROM OUR GOSPEL READING*
In our Gospel passage today, we heard then of the Lord Who was transfigured before the eyes of His three important disciples, Peter, James and John at Mount Tabor. At that occasion, the three of them saw the Lord glorified, revealing His true nature to them, as the Divine Word Incarnate, as One Who was not just the Son of Man, as the Saviour of the world, but also as the Son of God, the Divine Word of God, the Logos, incarnate in the flesh, showing His truly great glory and majesty at that occasion on the top of the mountain.
*WHAT THE READINGS OF TODAY ARE REMINDING YOU AND ME?!*
The readings of today are reminding us that each and every one of us need to redirect our attention and focus towards God. We are all reminded that we need to have faith and trust in the Lord, and allow Him to guide us in our actions and in all things, or else, otherwise, we may end up falling in our path towards God and His salvation, and end up in the wrong path in life, as we follow the temptations of our desires and our whims rather than following the true path towards God and His salvation.
May the Lord continue to watch over us and remain with us, guiding us through in our journey towards His grace and love. May God be with us and bless us in our every good works, efforts and endeavours, now and always. Amen.
May you have a Blesssd Saturday
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA