Homily (Reflection) for Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time (II) (08th November, 2018) on the Gospel
Ps 104:2-7. (R. v.3);
Topic: Each is uniquely important.
Today’s gospel is made up of two parables; the parable of the lost sheep (Lk 15:4-7), and the parable of the lost coin (Lk 15:8-10). Verses 1-3 serve as introduction to these parables.
In the first parable, one who loses a sheep out of a hundred will leave ninety-nine and search for it. Similarly, in the second one, a woman with ten silver coins, if she loses one will light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully for it. Both will rejoice if they succeed in finding the lost.
Like the person who had a hundred sheep in the first parable and the woman who had ten silver coins in the second one, each and every one of us is blessed with so many things. Every one of them is uniquely important. Preserving them might be very difficult but the more one achieves the greater the joy. More importantly, each and every one of us is uniquely important in the sight of God. He is interested in every one of us and is giving us all the necessary assistance to help us reunite with Him at the end of our earthly sojourn.
Bible Reading: Matt 25:14-30.
Thought for today: You are particularly important to God.
Let us pray: Lord, help us to actualize every grace you have given us – Amen.
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