YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF EASTER
Intention for the Day: Prayer that we may be sustained by God’s help always. Amen.
BY: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
HOMILY: Readings: Acts 7:51–8:1; John 6:30-35
There is a way life is arranged that make creatures especially humans survive in it. There is always a food for the journey of life. Without this food, life would definitely be tough place to live in. Imagine not eating for days or weeks, you would almost become weak and not able to do anything. As this earthly food sustains us, so does every other nutrients of life. It’s not only food that we need, we need food that last as well such as spiritual and moral food. That’s what our readings offer us this morning.
And that food is nothing other than Jesus himself, his way of life, his teachings and his blessings. Unfortunately, in the first reading, the prophet rejected him and they become condemned. Despite their rejection, Stephen still prayed for it for them. Because they need Christ. This was what Christ offered in the gospel as the bread of life, the food for the journey of life.
My dear friends, we need Christ in our search for peace, satisfaction, joy and progress. We need Christ to sustain us as we go. We can’t live without God. Until St. Paul had Christ, his life didn’t have shape. The Prayer of St. Stephen helped him find Christ and was the solution.
Let us keep him in our hearts in daily mass, prayer, his words and imitation of his life.
May Christ fill us and sustain us. Amen.