THEME: Happy are you who are poor, who are hungry, who weep.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 2022
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
1 Corinthians 7:25-31
*FROM THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard on the matter of how the faithful ought to live their lives, in obeying the Law of God and living worthily in the presence of God. St. Paul exhorted the faithful to live to the best of their ability in remaining upright and distancing themselves from sinful things and actions. Back then, St. Paul mentioned how the coming of the Lord was seemingly imminent, and that is because no one then knew when the Lord would come again just as He has promised, and some had the thought that the Lord would come again very soon, even within their lifetime, or within mere years.
*FROM THE GOSPEL READING*
In the gospel reading, Jesus speaks a word of consolation to those who are struggling the most, the poor, the hungry, all who weep, those experiencing rejection because of their loyalty to him. He declares that God is working to transform their situation for the better. The day will come when they will be satisfied, when they will laugh, when the kingdom of God will be theirs.
Jesus is revealing God to be one who is not only present to us in our most vulnerable situations but who is actively working on our behalf to bring a change for the better to our lives. This is the God whom Jesus revealed by his deeds and his words. He invited the poor to his table, he fed the hungry in the wilderness, then brought the joy of God’s kingdom to those who were weeping, such as the widow at Nain. Jesus wants his disciples, all of us, to reveal this same God by our deeds and our words. The risen Lord wants to work through us to bring something of that fullness of life which characterizes the kingdom of God to those who are poor, hungry and weeping today. May we all have a Blessed Day.
The Lord be with You!
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