YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
HOMILY THEME: SYMPATHY FOR STRANGERS
BY: REV FR LIVINUS IGBODEKWE
HOMILY: HEB 13:1-8
we easily share the conditions of our siblings and family members. We share their pains and weep in their sorrows because we believe that we share the same blood. But when it comes to a stranger. No one would give a dime of concern. We see the orphaned child come around when our lunch is been eaten, some would be offended by his or her appearance at such time. Some would rebuke them and send them away. This has been same way we had sent countless angels away. How many angels have you sent away?
We see someone wearing rags, instead of making a jest of them we rush in and out and have them clothed with our clothes. In this way some have entertained angels. How many angels have you entertained? Angels are not often seen on wings as pictures portray them, otherwise we would give our all. But angels prefer being seen as a hungry, naked, wounded strangers. Many have dismissed them while some have entertained them and enjoyed their blessings. Abraham did and was rewarded with an Isaac.
Let us imitate the faith of such heroes and our life will be a blessing to the suffering world.
Peace be with you!