Friday of the 5th week in the ordinary time year 2

Theme: The good cannot be hidden

Reflecting on the two readings we have today, what readily comes to mind is the fact that what is good or the truth is like a pregnancy, it cannot be hidden for too long. We are told that Jesus took the deaf man aside to heal him, and after the healing, He charged them to tell no one; but the people could not keep it to themselves. One thing that is worthy of note, is the fact that what is good is good and cannot be changed. As children of God, we are salt of the earth and the light of the world, according to the word of God; so we are encouraged to stand for what is right at all times and work for the good. When we do this in our daily life, we will be enthroning the good and Gods presence among his people. This is one of the ways through which we can be true salt of the earth and light of the world. Humanly speaking, it may sound difficult, but with God everything is possible. Just trust in God’s grace and he will make it happen.

In these past few weeks, we have seen the call of David, Solomon and today we see God choosing Jeroboam through the assertion of the prophet Ahijah. All of them were chosen at different times by God to lead his people. One very important question is, how did all these men end their lives? This simply means that after God chooses us as his children, we have to play our own role if we want to remain worthy instruments in the hand of God until the end. This is why we need to make honest and sincere effort, so that we do not end in regrets at the end of our earthly pilgrimage here on earth.

Dearly beloved in Christ, we are all encouraged today to make our call to discipleship count. It is a privilege, and we have to give it our best. May God grant us the grace to be upright in our human dealings. Peace be with you.


Friday of the 5th week in the ordinary time year 2, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp