HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF EASTER
Intention for the Day: Prayer that we may know the things of God more through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
HOMILY: Readings: Acts 8:26-40; John 6:44-51
How many persons can comfortably explain how they put a cross inside a bottle with its cork closed? Everything is strange and confusing for the outsiders but for the initiates, it is clearer. Hence, to be a master of something or to understand something, you need to learn it and be taught by those who already know it or from the master of that thing.
That’s what we have in our readings this morning. In the first reading, the Ethiopian Eunuch who was a big man on his own in charge of a Kingdom treasury learned on his right but couldn’t grasp what is in the book of Isaiah because he needed the Holy Spirit to help him out which God sent Philip to do for him. That’s why Jesus explained in the gospel that they shall be taught by God and having heard and learned from the Father, they will become disciples of Jesus. The disciples themselves followed Jesus for three years and still don’t know much. It’s the Holy Spirit that did the most.
My dear friends, let’s be more open to the Holy Spirit to teach us the ways of God. To direct us in what God wants and in explaining to us the mind and things of God. We can’t know it on our own, we know it only when we become initiates and listen more to God and God’s ministers. May the spirit of God continue to lead and direct us. Amen.
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