HOMILY OF THURSDAY 3RD OF JUNE 2021
SS CHARLES LWANGA & COMP. M.( MEMORIAL)
R1:- Tobit 6:9-12;7:1cd.9-12.16;8:1.4-9a
Accl:- 2 Timothy 1:10
Gosp:- Mark 12:28b-34
THEME: KNOWING WHEN GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS
It takes a deep sense of discernment to know when God answers our prayers. For lack of understanding, we may still be praying for the request which God has already granted. At times, we fail to recognise the agents sent to help us in the fulfilment of our desires. God’s fulfilment of our desires can be instant or it can take a gradual process. All we need to know is when the process starts, lest we block it by our ways of life.
However, if we possess the right mind and are always filled with love, we shall constantly make good every opportunity which God opens for our sake.
In our today’s first reading, we see how Angel Raphael( Azarius) accompanied Tobias to the house of Raguel. He helped him to fulfil his dream of marrying Sarah. The same angel was sent by God to bring to fruition the prayers of both Sarah and Tobit. Interestingly, Tobias did not know that Azarius was an angel of God.
Likewise, at times, we encounter angels without knowing that they are angels. Our character or the life of God in us is the only key to get the benefits of their assignments. For lack of love and hospitality, many people have lost contact with the angels meant to bless them. Many have also been blessed through the ministry of the angels because of their obedience to the will of God.
If our environment of conducive for angels to dwell, we shall always enjoy the blessings that come from God’s presence where the angels constantly dwell.
May God’s love always envelope us. May we never lack in the charity, that we may always attract God’s favour. When his angels come to help us, may nothing stop us from enjoying the beauty of their company. Amen.