HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF 2ND WEEK OF EASTER (1)







HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF 2ND WEEK OF EASTER

THEME: BAPTISM INTO CHRIST…. “You must be born again from above”

BY: Fr. Xavier SOBREVÍA i Vidal
(Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, Spain)

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY APRIL 26 2022

 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 3,7b-15.

Today, Jesus talks about the difficulty of foreseeing and knowing the action of the Holy Spirit: in fact, it “blows where it wills” (Jn 3:8). He ties it in with the testimony He is also giving and the need to be born from above. “You must be born from above.” (Jn 3:7), clearly says the Lord; a new life is necessary to have access to eternal life. It is not enough to “get by” to reach the Kingdom of Heaven; a new life, regenerated by the Spirit’s action, is needed. Our professional, family, sporting, cultural, playful and, most than all, pious life, must be transformed by our Christian feeling and by God’s action. Everything must be transversely impregnated by his Spirit. Nothing, but nothing at all, should make us stay outside the renewal God’s Spirit, offers us.

A transformation where Jesus Christ is the catalyst. He, who previously had to suffer the Crucifixion and then resurrect, is who will send us God’s Spirit. He who has come from above. He who has shown his power and his goodness, through his many miracles. He who always makes his Father’s will. He who has suffered to the last drop of blood for us. Thanks to the Spirit He will send us, we “shall be able to ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven; by the Spirit we obtain his filial adoption; by the Spirit we are allowed to call God our ‘Father’, to participate of Christ’s Grace and to receive the right to share the eternal glory” (Saint Basil the Great).

Let us give the Spirit’s action our warmest welcome, let us listen to him and let us apply his inspirations so that each one of us —wherever we should be— can set up a good and noble example that inflames Christ’s light.

Fr. Xavier SOBREVÍA i Vidal
(Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, Spain)

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