YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
HOMILY THEME: PREACH THE GOSPEL…..”Go and proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near”
BY: Fr. Antonio BORDAS i Belmonte
HOMILY: Today, the Gospel invites us to evangelize, it says: “Preach” (Mt 10:7). The announcement is Jesus’ good news, trying to tell us about the kingdom of God, that He is our savior, sent by the Father to the world and for this reason, the only one who can renew us from within and change the society in which we live.
Jesus proclaimed that “the Kingdom of Heaven is near” (Mt 10:7). He was the herald of the Kingdom of God that was present among men and women to the extent that good would advance and evil would retreat.
Jesus wants the whole man’s salvation, in body and in spirit; more so, by the enigma that concerns humanity, which is death, Jesus proposes the resurrection. When someone lives dead for a sin, and recovers the grace, he will experience a new life. This is a great mystery that we begin to experience from our baptism; Christians are called to the resurrection!
A sample of how Pope Francis seeks the good of man: “This “culture of discarding” also has made us insensitive to squandering and food waste. At one time our grandparents took great care not to throw any leftovers. The food that is discarded is like stealing from the poor’s table, from which he’s hungry!”
Jesus tells us to always be bearers of peace. When the priests brings the Communion to a sick person he says, ‘Lord’s Peace to this house! “. And the peace of Christ remains there, if there are people worthy of it. To receive the gifts of God’s kingdom one needs a good inner will. On the other hand, we also see many people making excuses for not receiving the Gospel.
We have a great task among men, and we cannot fail to preach the Gospel after having believed, because we live it and we want others to live it also.
Fr. Antonio BORDAS i Belmonte
(L’Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona, Spain)