HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A.
HOMILY THEME: HUMBLE BEGINNING
BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
Yoruba will say “iso kekere o le ba idi je- a little mess can spoil the entire fragrance of a room”. Again, if we drop a stone inside water, it always have what we call a ripple effect which can travel far distance. A little idea from a small child can bring greatness to a society, it can also cause big war. Sometimes, if we look at the history of war or success of a people, we would realize that it actually began from a very small beginning. In fact, the quality of a seed of a plant is very important.
Our readings today are talking of humble beginnings that are capable of becoming big. In the first reading, St. Paul tells us that all creation is eagerly waiting for the fulfilment of the kingdom of God. Everyone takes some patience for the hope in God to be revealed.
That is why Jesus says in the gospel about the mustard seed, even though very small it can grow to be a very useful plant likewise the yeast which can totally turnaround the entire flour. My dear friends, we must realize that we all have seeds of greatness, seeds of goodness and seeds of faith in us. We need just a little perseverance for it to grow and our life will become meaningful. We must not be discouraged because we are not yet big now, that bigness is coming. Every great thing we see today has its own beginning. And we must not underestimate the effect of anything we do, because it can have a ripple effect that we may not be able to control. We all must realize that we are work in progress, there are great divine possibilities in us, we would be great if we allow the seed of the grace of God to grow in us. May the Lord make us grow into his divine plan. Amen.