Tuesday of the 2nd week in ordinary time Year two (C)

Theme: God thinks differently

Today is the beginning of the week for the prayer for unity. An opportunity for us to reflect and pray for unity all over the world. This is a necessity in our world today, that is why the church in her wisdom, sets aside one week every year for us to pray for unity all over the world. Thus, we all have a role to play, if we truly want this to be a reality in our world. This week is an invitation and a call to prayer for all of us.

In the 1st Book of Samuel, we see how the actions of Saul have led to God rejecting him as the king of his people Israel and choosing a new king for his people. In view of this, he chose David the son of Jesse. This goes to show us that the ways of God are different from our human ways; with him nobody is indispensable, he does whatever he wills. Also, it is very clear that God is not guided by the externals, but rather the heart of the individual. That is why his choice was different from that of Samuel. This is why praying to know the mind of God concerning situations in our life is very important. What we see externally can be deceptive, and may not be the real thing.

In the Gospel reading, Jesus reminds us about the fact that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. This assertion encourages us to allow the spirit of the law to guide our actions and not always the letters of the law. As we pray for unity in our world, may the Lord bless his words in our hearts.




Homily for Tuesday in the 2nd week in ordinary time Year 2, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp