Homily: Monday of the Twenty-Eight Week in Ordinary Time. Year I.
By: Rev Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)
Theme: That which is greater!
Rom. 1:1-7; Luke 11:29-32
A bird was caged for quite a long time. One day, its owner decided to set it free. Opening the cage, he threw the bird high into the air and let it go. But surprisingly, the bird extended its wings and landed back on the ground. It took many minutes before it realised it was indeed free, and flew off. Friends, although Jesus Christ has long since freed us, some of us are yet to realise it. We continue to cling to sin; to injustice, to corruption. We refuse to ‘let go’ of the very habits that weigh us down. See?
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Jesus says to us very clearly today, that the only sign befitting a wicked generation is the sign of Johah. It’s about true and genuine repentance. It’s not about rushing from crusade to crusade looking for next generation ‘religious contractors’. It’s not about seeking signs, wonders and magic. It’s rather about coming to the realisation that there is One greater than all these – Jesus Christ, the Son of God. So we must take stock, look back, and retrace our steps. Only genuine change of heart can bring us to a sign greater than that of the Queen of Sheba; only genuine conversion can lead us to Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, may we, who are called to be saints, receive grace, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to genuinely seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, without counting the cost, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Good morning dear. God bless your week ahead.
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