YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER
HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE TROUBLED
BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon
(Jn. 14:1-6) Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
In the day’s Gospel we again hear very comforting and assuring words from the Lord Jesus. He stressed that we need not be troubled and that we have been prepared a place in His Father’s house. The promise was made sweeter by His volunteering to accompany us. In the end, He reminded them that He is the way, the truth, and the life.
No wonder this passage is an option for funeral masses. There is no better assurance than to be allotted a place to stay wherever we will be. Much more in the Father's house. Travellers know this better. Finding a place to spend the night in a place away from home is a priority. In the Gospel, Jesus made sure of that for all of us. After death, there is no other place we want to be. We want to be with the Father. Jesus gives us the Good News that it will be done. But it must be availed. We must make a down payment and fully pay the play Jesus reserved for us. In other words, we must be worthy of it. That is the kind of payment The Father would accept. We will be worthy if we follow His commandments, live our faith, express our love for God, have Jesus at the center of our lives and avoid sin. With a place in the Father's house, what can we not do or give? The choice is a no brainer.