Homily (Reflection) for Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time (I) (16th November, 2017) on the Gospel
Wis 7:22–8:1;
Ps 118:89- (R.v.89);
Lk 17:20-25.
Topic: Today and Tomorrow.
The Pharisees asked Jesus in today’s gospel when the kingdom of God was coming. He replied them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.”
Often many keep procrastinating when they will do one good thing or another especially repentance. We keep waiting for the favourable time. Regrettably, most often that so much wanted favourable time never came. Many do end up in regrets; ‘If I had known’. Hence, Jesus said to His disciples in today’s gospel, “The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.”
Dear friends in the Lord, stop procrastinating. God has blessed each and every one of us so much for every good work, cf. Matt 7:11; 2Cor 9:8. No one is sure of the next minute. Whatever good each wants to do needs to be done now. Things may not be the way one wants them for a particular good work, but everything is as God wants them for every good work. Act now.
Bible Reading: 2Tim 3:10-17.
Thought for today: You are sure of only now.
Let us pray: Lord, open our eyes to see how greatly you blessed us for every good work – Amen.
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