HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A.
HOMILY THEME: GOD LOVES NOTHING SO MUCH AS THE WISE
BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu
“For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her.” Wisdom 7:24-26.
To be wise as our first reading today depicts is to have a spirit that is: Intelligent, Holy, Unpolluted, Loving the good, Humane, Steadfast and Free from anxiety. When we have these qualities, only then can we lay claim to wisdom.
A wise person is intelligent, holy in relating with God and humane in relating with people. A wise person is unpolluted by immoral thoughts and sensual desires. A wise person is not controlled by anger or anxiety. Evil does not prevail over the wise.
Wisdom is spotless and undefiled by worldly corruption. For God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom. When your heart is pure, God comes to dwell there making your heart another heaven.
How happy is the man who has God living right inside his heart. He is always at peace, he is truly satisfied and his life is always exemplary like a light shining in a dark place. When we have God within us, we don’t need to be anxious anymore about the end of the world or the coming of God’s kingdom because that kingdom is right inside our hearts.
This is the point Jesus makes to the Pharisees in our Gospel passage who asked about the coming of the kingdom of God. It is not something to be observed, not something we should be expecting but something that has already begun. To be wise is to be pure and to be pure is to have God.
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, make me wiser each day. Amen.
Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Thursday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. Bible Study: Wisdom 7:22-8:1 and Luke 17:20-25)