Thursday of the 2nd week in the ordinary time

Theme: A faithful God

The 1st reading from the Letter to the Hebrews gives us an insight about the God we serve. He is a God that loves us so very much and continually intercedes on our behalf, especially when we befriend him and get closer to him. We are privileged to have such a God as our father and Lord. He is a God that willingly gave his life for you and I while we were still sinners, and he uses every opportunity to show us the depth of his love for us and equally expects us to do the same for one another. What an awesome God we have for a father. Dearly beloved in Christ, let us continue to strive in our daily lives to emulate Christ, who calls us to a life of selflessness and love. This is not beyond what we can do, if we sincerely work for it and trust in the grace of God to strengthen us when our human strength fails us.

The attitude of Jesus in today’s gospel reading, says a lot to us as Christians and children of God in our own time. Taking into consideration the fact that in our own time ministers want to be known and celebrated at all cost and they end up promoting themselves instead of promoting God. In the case of Jesus, he is running away from publicity and does not want to be known. This goes to show his level of humility and the fact that he does not see all that is happening through him as an opportunity to blow his own trumpet and make the people lose sight of the father and the Holy Spirit.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, humility is a necessity in our lives as people of God. The more we humble ourselves, the more fulfilled we will be in the practice of our faith and also in our relationship with God. It is never too late to retrace our steps and do the right thing. It is an invitation that is extended to all of us today as children of God, let us accept it and make good use of it to the glory of God and for our own good. Let us resolve today to emulate Christ and make a positive impact in the world around us.

May the Lord bless his words in our hearts, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.


Thursday of the 2nd week in the ordinary time, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp