HOMILY, FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY- FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR ( A)
R1:- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
PS:- 17:1.6-7 and 15(R.15b)
Accl:- Matthew 11:25
Gosp:- Luke 8:1-3
The majority of those who supported Jesus ministry were those who in one time or the other have been beneficiaries of his healing power.
In our today’s gospel, these were the like of Mary of Magdala, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others. (Luke 8:1-3.)
The fact stands that people tend to sow more into God’s work, mostly when their needs have been met. They find it difficult to appreciate a God who has not manifest himself to them concretely.
However, spiritual speculations and theological debates without active power of God at work in us cannot serve any lasting purpose. The two must be balanced together. Form and matter must interrelate. The content of the life we preached must be felt.
However, Paul emphasis the belief in the Lord’s resurrection in today’s first reading. The evidence of Christ resurrection is the manifestation of his living presence among us. We touch him by tapping into his life. He touches us by as he changes our stories and give us the cause to follow his path and be contributors in his ministry of gospel expansion in the world.
Therefore, if we can be bold enough to say that we have Christ in our lives, we must be ready to spend our days to evangelize in words and deeds and support the work of evangelization whenever it is desired.
May we all experience the power of the Lord’s resurrection. May we encounter the Lord in our concrete life situation through Christ our Lord. Amen.