Friday of the second week of Advent year A

Theme: Gods commandment

In the 1st reading of today, the prophet Isaiah points out the fact that if we want to be triumphant and are fruitful, then we have to strive to put the commandment of God into practice in our daily lives. This is very important, because if we do not put into practice the commandments of God in our life, it can lead to set backs and disappointments; as pointed out by the prophet Isaiah in the 1st reading of today. It is never too late for us to make that bold step today and resolve to do our best to put the commandments of God into practice in our daily life. Our resolve to do our best and change the narrative of our life will go a long way towards helping us create a better relationship between us and the Divine.

Dearly beloved in Christ, one of the ways through which we can begin to bear fruits for the kingdom of God is by practicing the commandments of God in our daily life. This commandment was summed up by Jesus as love of God and neighbour. Our ability to give love a chance in our word and action daily, will help us to bear fruits in the world that will stand the test of time. When love becomes our language as a people, it will help to enthrone peace, joy, happiness, unity and so many other positive virtues that will make our world a better place. There will no longer be room for the things that bring about envy, jealousy, hatred, bitterness, wars and disunity. We are all encouraged to work for a society that promotes love and peace.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, never come to the conclusion that you are not capable of keeping the commandment of God, always remember that what God cannot do does not exist, and with him everything is possible; the most important thing is, are you willing to cooperate with the grace of God at your disposal?

The response to the Psalm today says. “He, who follows you Lord, will have the light of life”. This is simply reiterating what the prophet Isaiah is encouraging us to do, by keeping the commandment of God. We are children of the light that dispels darkness. Trust in God at all times and strive to live your daily life according to the teachings of the word of God. As you do this, may almighty God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.

Friday of the second week of Advent year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp