HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF 10TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME.
THEME: I have not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets but to complete them.
BY: Rev Fr Deotacious Chikontwe SMA.
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
Good morning dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today we celebrate Wednesday of week 10 in Ordinary Time.
*ABOUT OUR FIRST READING*
In the first reading, Saint Paul speaks of the splendour, the brightness, of God’s covenant with his people through Moses. He goes on to speak of the greater splendour of the new covenant that came through Christ. Paul, the Jew, does not dismiss his Jewish heritage, but he declares that in the gospel he has found something of surpassing value.
*ABOUT OUR GOSPEL READING*
In a similar way like in our first reading, Jesus, the Jew, in today’s gospel reading, is respectful of his own Jewish tradition, ‘don’t imagine that I have come to abolish the Law and the Prophets’. However, he also declares that he has come to complete the Law and the Prophets, to bring their true intention to fulfilment.
Dear brethren, both Paul and Jesus valued the good in their religious tradition, but were open to the ways that God was working to enrich that tradition. We too are called to value the good in our own religious tradition, to critique the shadow side of that tradition and to be open and receptive to the ways that the Lord is constantly renewing and enriching our religious tradition. God is like the potter who takes what is there and reshapes it so that it serves his purposes more fully. This is true of our own personal lives as well as our religious traditions. God is always ahead of us in that sense; our task is to keep up with God’s work of renewal among us.
Your Word is Indeed My Strength Oh Lord our God. May You All Have a Blessed Wednesday.
Rev Fr Deotacious Chikontwe SMA.
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