Homily (Reflection) for Friday of the Second Week of Advent (II) (15th December, 2017) on the Gospel
Ps 1:1-4.6. (R. cf. Jn 8:12);
Topic: Utmost Importance.
Jesus compared this generation with children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn” (cf. Matt 11:16-17). This comparison was based on their inability to accept both John the Baptist and the Messiah irrespective of their life styles.
May be you have been worrying what you will do to please one person or the other. I want to remind you that we are still in that generation Jesus spoke about in today’s gospel or even in a worse one. Both Jesus and His forerunner were not bothered about this but the Utmost Importance, doing the will of God. So, listen to God and not to men, (cf. Acts 4:19) learn how to please God and not men, cf. 1Thess 4:1.
Again, take time to see if you can still remember all the ministers of God you have encountered here on earth? On my side, I have lost count of them. Certainly, each one is unique. Now the big question is, ‘What hinders me and you from accepting the gospel?’
Bible Reading: Acts 4:1-22.
Thought for today: What is Utmost Important to you?
Let us pray: Lord, help us to listen to you and to please you alone – Amen.
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