Wednesday of the 6th week in the ordinary time year 2

Theme: A guide to true Christianity

In the 1st reading, St. James admonishes us about the need for us moderate our emotions, lest we make grave mistakes. He presents to us the fact that we should strive to practice the word of God that we preach and listen to. It is not automatic and we also have to play our role, to bring about the needed change that will lead us to life eternal. This consciousness of who we are as children of God is very important because when our human emotions are not properly handled it may be destructive and can easily take us to the extreme. It is expected that as children of God, preaching the word of God and listening to the word of God is not enough; we have to translate it into action in our daily life. It is a call for us to act on the word of God that we listen to, and also know that the cycle is complete when we make it active by practicing it in our daily life; an opportunity for us to embrace holiness of life. St. James assures us today that the blessings of God will be with all those who listen to the word of God and practice it. This call to holiness of life also encourages us to remember that though we are in the world, we are not of the world.

Jesus in the gospel of Mark restores the sight of the blind man and he was healed. In the same way, you and I may be in need of healing and restoration from Jesus just like the blind man. What is that blindness in your life at the moment that needs healing from Jesus? Present yourself to him and ask for his healing and restoration. There is nothing God cannot do, just have faith and go to him with that blindness in your life, and he will show you that he is still God and has not changed. We have an open invitation today, an opportunity to right the wrong in our life and begin anew. Let’s resolve today to do all within our power to embrace this invitation for newness of life. May God grant us the grace to be true Christians. Peace be with you.


Homily for Wednesday of the 6th week in ordinary time year 2, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp