Friday of the 34th week in ordinary time year A

Daniel 7:2-14         Luke 21: 29-33

Theme: The word of God

As we continue to move towards the last day of the liturgical year, our readings continue to remind us of the fact that we must be mindful of the kind of life we lead. By so doing preparing for that day when God will bid us come to him, so that it will not come to us like a thief in the night. The parable of Jesus in the gospel reading of today is encouraging us to live a life that is good and always pleasing to God. This is because the word of God must be fulfilled in our lives, at what time, is what we do not know. Let us continue to make honest and sincere effort to ensure that the word of God that we hear and preach, will make a difference in our lives.

In the parable of Jesus, we see that even though most of the things that the scripture told us about the end time is already happening in our own time, all hope is not lost, because we still have the opportunity to fill the valleys in our lives and also level the mountains in our lives. In view of this, we can say that Jesus is simply encouraging us to trust in him and continue to do our best to live a life that is worthy of the name Christian. As the children of God that we are, the church continues to encourage and remind us about the need for us to emulate Jesus Christ our model in our daily lives.

Dear friends in Christ, the good news is that God is always waiting for us to make that important decision in our lives that will change everything for good. Remember, that we are still talking about the same God that brought transformation to the lives of St. Paul, St. Augustine, the woman caught in adultery and so many other instances in the scriptures. He has not changed, go to him with a humble and contrite heart and allow him to mold you like a potter that he is, into whatever he wants you to be. All that is needed from you as you go to him is a sincere repentance, and you will experience the mercy and love of God almighty.

One thing that is sure and certain is the fact that all hope is not lost, we are all capable of becoming saints, if we will allow the word of God to guide all that we do. As we continue to strive to become the best version of ourselves, 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 34th week in ordinary time year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp