HOMILY OF THURSDAY THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
ST AGNES OF ROME.M (MEMORIAL)
R1:- Hebrew 7:25-8.6
Accl:- 2 Timothy 1:10
Gospel:- Mark 3:7-12
- THEME: KNOW YOUR FANS
Its not all who praise or acknowledge us that mean well for us. Some people applaud us in order to expose us to envy. Some praise us so as push us into doing more tasks that can break us down.
At times, it is good to hide our identity until the right time. Too much publicity can make us break the law of timing. However, nothing can stop us when we learn the art of showing up at the right time.
Jesus knows the devil tactics. “Whenever, the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, ‘You are the Son of God’ And he strictly order them not to make him known” Mark 3:11-12
It is better to be known by people in the course of our interaction with them, or by how much our words and actions have touched their lives. Devil has nothing positive to offer in Jesus ministry. So, he cannot be allowed to hold the baton of evangelization. Who Jesus is should be sweeter only in the mouth of those who desire salvation.
May no pursuit of cheap popularity or empty praises or acknowledgement distract us as we go about achieving life purpose. Amen.