HOMILY OF MONDAY WK 10 OF ORDINARY TIME YR II
Theme: Trusting in God that we might be blessed
There’s this beautiful piece in Pidgin English titled: ‘ Jesus never fails.’ The piece notes that your mother and father can fail you, money can fail you, everything material can fail you. There’s however, someone who never fails- Jesus . This piece mirrors what was said by a certain monk to his followers: ” Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in money, and you may have it taken from you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it. But trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity.”
It’s against this backdrop that Elijah in the first reading trusted in God’s promises during the time of drought in Israel and dwelt by brook cherith. And his trust and hope in God was not disappointed. God cared for him in the wilderness. Elijah trusted in God with the full knowledge of the words of the Psalmist that our help comes from no one else but God alone who made heaven and earth.
This is a life of total surrender to the will of God. Submitting to God and allowing him to lead the way while we follow. This is the path or life of the blessed as presented by Jesus in the beatitudes. Jesus carefully picked the different difficult situations or challenges humanity often faces. He blessed the poor in Spirit, the mourners, the merciful, the peace makers, those persecuted for the course of right and at the end, each of them had a promise attached to it.
Let’s then trust in God that we might be blessed.
Good morning and remain blessed this new week.