HOMILY OF TUESDAY OF THE SIX WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
Genesis 6:5-8;7:1-5,10, mark 8:14-21
THEME: WHEN GOD REGRETS
God created man with the best of all gifts. That is, the gift of freewill. Unfortunately, man turned this precious gift against his maker and took to following his own personal dictates, and God regretted. Our today first reading is an account of how God regretted having created man and his consequent decision to blot him out of the face of the earth.
However gloomy the cloud might be, it must have a silver linen. Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord for being righteous and his life was spared.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” Proverb 14:34.
In the use of our freedom, we may incur calamity upon ourselves. if we do not care to know our boundaries. When we have enjoyed concession for a long time, we may mistake it for a right and as such bite the finger that feeds us. We must not take the gift of God for granted. the irrevocable gifts of God, if not well managed, can lead one into dungeon.
Though the regret of God over our ways may smell calamity, his mercy endures forever. Let us appreciate his wonders in our life and pursue righteous living.
May God never over our actions. May we not suffer the heat of his anger, and may his mercy speaks for us in the days when destruction looms. Amen.