HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B
HOMILY THEME: THE GREATEST LOVE EVER
BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon
(Jn. 3:16-21) Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
In the day’s Gospel Jesus says how much God loves us. It is the greatest love of all. He gave us His only Son who will be the cause of damnation or salvation of all. Believing in the Son who is the Light will bring us to the bosom of God. Electing to choose darkness/sin will bring us to eternal death. As far as God is concerned, the choice is clear and should be easy. While living the choice involves difficulties, its rewards are very much worth them.
And why is evil more attractive? Why is darkness seemingly “peaceful”? Why is sin “comfortable”? To think that we came from God who is holiness, peace and comfort? Why do we draw who we are Satan and not from the very God who created us? Because we live as if life is only for here and eternity does not exist. We lack faith in the resurrection. We are carried away by our human wants and deny our souls, our spirit.
Jesus certainly did not die so we can be forgiven and continue to live our life peacefully here on earth. It is much much more than that. He died and resurrected so that we will have eternal life. That is God’s meaning and purpose of His love.
If we can recognise and appreciate that, then we can also give importance to our salvation and develop faith in the resurrection. God is God of the living. He wants us to be with Him in eternity. He was the one who created us. He sustained us in this life. He will be our destiny.