THEME: Our Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward Us.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
2 Kings 2:1,6-14
*FROM OUR FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard of the transition between the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Elijah had come to the end of his ministry while the Lord had called and appointed Elisha to be the successor to Elijah. Hence, today as we heard in our first reading, Elisha followed Elijah to the place where Elijah was suddenly taken up to Heaven in a flaming chariot, and Elisha was left to continue the good works that Elijah had begun.
*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In todays Gospel reading, Jesus invites us to act always for the glory of God, to only please the Father in heaven. We are warned to be careful not to make a show of our righteousness before people. If we do so, we do not gain anything from our Father in heaven.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Works of charity, Spiritual practices, and Praying, if not centered on and offered to God, become nothing more than self-gratification. The Church offers a helpful way for us to discern who we are glorifying by doing a daily examination of conscience. We are invited to spend a couple of minutes at the end of each day to ask the Holy Spirit to shine light on our actions in the past twenty-four hours. Where we have succeeded in giving glory to God, we praise and thank him. Where we have failed to receive his grace, we ask forgiveness. We end by asking for all the graces we will need the next day to try again.
*LET US PRAY*
Lord, I believe my righteous deeds are done for you, but you know me better than I know myself. Please reveal to me where I need to improve in my efforts to allow you to transform me. Thank you, Jesus. Mary, Mother of God, intercede for me.
Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA