Thursday in the 3rd week of the ordinary time Year 2

Theme: We are light

In today’s liturgy, we see the proximity between God and his people. In the 1st reading, we see the communication between David and God. He freely expressed his hearts desires to God, without fear and any form of hindrance. He had faith that God was going to respond to his hearts desires and request. This could be seen as David praying to God. The action of David should encourage you and I to be prayerful by getting closer to God. A prayer that is made with a sincere heart is very powerful and effective. If we can pray sincerely, no force or evil will be able to quench the light of God that goes with us wherever we find ourselves.

Also in the gospel reading, Jesus reminds us about the fact that our lights should be a source of light to other people. It has to shine brightly and reflect in all that we do at all times. We can become a source of answered prayers to all those who encounter us at one time or the other in our journey of faith. We can achieve this by using the different gifts and talents that God has given us for the greater glory of his name and the good of humanity.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all encouraged to be the change that we seek for the good of humanity. It begins with each one of us as children of God. We have all it takes to bring that desired change, at least to those who encounter us at different times in our lives. May our lights never go dim, through Christ our Lord.

Homily for Thursday in the 3rd week of the ordinary time year 2, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp