YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
HOMILY THEME: Adopt the Wisdom of Noah.
BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu
_“As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” *Luke 17:26-27*_
Could it be that Jesus is telling us to fast perpetually? Never to eat or drink again? Of course, No. Rather, just like Noah who had the foresight to build an Ark in obedience to God’s command.
By referring to Noah, Jesus is telling to obey God’s commandments as Noah did. Obedience to God is truly the best and only way of preparing for unforeseen events of tomorrow.
In our first reading, St. John tells us that many deceivers will come with false accounts who would try to take us far away from God with false teachings. They will bring all kinds of predictions about the future or the end of the world. We must not follow after such.
We know the world would come to an end but what should bother us the most is what would be our fate when the end comes. What matters is not knowing ahead when it will happen, it is being at the right with God when that day comes.
A good way to prepare for that day is love. St. John tells us in the first reading: “Let us love one another. For this is love; that we walk according to his commandments.”
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, help me to get ready so that whenever the D-day comes, it will not be a shock to me. Amen.
Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Friday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. Bible Study: 2 John 4-9, Psalm 119:1-16 and Luke 17:26-37).