HOW WE CAN BE KNOWN BY OUR FRUITS, Revd Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua, CSSP

HOMILY, SATURDAY OF THE 27TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A

Gal 3:22-29, Luke 11:27-28

A good student is a pride of his teacher. Likewise, a good child is the glory of the parents. We cannot rule out the fact that people often give credence to the stuff from which we are made. Every good master should expect the best from his subjects. On the general note, we must protect the image of our family, community, and nation.

As Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breast that you sucked.”  Luke 11:27-28. More so, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth showered praise on Mary when she [Mary] visited her.

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, ‘Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:42.  Though she received her blessedness through the merit of her son, Elizabeth declared Mary blessed before the child.

It is a clarion call on our parents to train their children on the right path to follow. Good name is better than riches.

However, Jesus replied the woman, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” it is very interesting that this reply added more feather to Mary’s profile. The moment the angel came to announce the plan of God to her; she accepted it and kept all it takes to the letter. “Be it done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38.  She not only gave birth to the Saviour, but also lived her life according to the word of God.

We pray that our parents may lead a life of total surrender to God and equally give the life unto their children.

PRAYER

O Blessed Lord may enjoy something of your blessed Mother. May we share in your divine life.  Thy kingdom come. Amen.

 

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