HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 5TH WEEK OF EASTER (2)

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 5TH WEEK OF EASTER

THEME: Anyone who does not remain in me is like a branch that has been thrown away – he/she withers.

BY: Fr Deotacious Chikontwe sma.

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 18 2022

*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Acts 15:1-6
Psalm 121:1-5
John 15:1-8

*FROM THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard regarding the matter of the confrontation that arose between th







HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 5TH WEEK OF EASTER

THEME: Anyone who does not remain in me is like a branch that has been thrown away – he/she withers.

BY: Fr Deotacious Chikontwe sma.

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 18 2022

 

*READINGS OF THE DAY*
Acts 15:1-6
Psalm 121:1-5
John 15:1-8

*FROM THE FIRST READING*
In our first reading today, we heard regarding the matter of the confrontation that arose between the ones who supported a much more rigid application of the Jewish laws and traditions and wanting to impose them on all the faithful, and those who were supporting a more relaxed and welcoming stance to the Gentiles or the non-Jewish people. Both of these groups had contrasting views on how the Church should act and respond in evangelisation towards the many non-Jewish peoples as well as the expectations to be placed on each Christians.

*ABOUT OUR GOSPEL READING*
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus speaks frequently about the importance of the disciples bearing fruit. We can see here clearly the fruit that Jesus is referring to is the fruit of love, a life of love that reflects Jesus’ love for his disciples and for all of us today. Such a life of love flows from our communion with him, just as fruit on the branches of a vine are due to the branches being in communion with the vine. If the branches are separated from the vine, the fruit will wither.

*CONCLUSION*
As we abide in Christ and are nourished by the life of grace, we are meant to bear fruit. We are meant to give of ourselves to build up the Kingdom of Christ on Earth. By the virtue of our baptism our call is to labor for the Lord. Pruning spurs growth and fruitfulness. What is it we need to prune in our life to grow in union with the Lord and become more fruitful disciples.

*LET US PRAY*
Lord, I thank you that my life matters in your plan of salvation. It is a gift to know that you trust me to be united with you in building your Kingdom. Lord, there are so many demands on my time.Help me see how I can best use the gifts and talents you have given me in your service.

Fr Deotacious Chikontwe sma.

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