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Homilies :: Latin Rite
Friday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time Download This Homily

Wis 13: 1-9

Ps 18: 2-3, 4-5,

Lk: 17:26-37


In this gospel passage we hear the Lord asking us to be prepared for his arrival. We neither know the day or time or place, when the Lord will come. So one has to be always prepared. He wants to tell us that it could be like the days of Noah when  it started raining and rained for forty days perishing  everything on the face of the earth- Genesis: 7:12.


He says that it will be like the days of Lot when the lord had sent burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah- Genesis: 19: 24. And the wife of Lot had looked back to see if it was happening as warned by the angel of the Lord, she became a pillar of salt. Genesis: 19:26.


The lord tells that  whoever tries to keep his life will lose it and whoever loses his life will preserve it.  The key to get prepared is here. Spent one’s life for the other and thus we are sure to preserve it. If thinking of preserving it for ourselves, we do not spend the life for others, we are sure to lose it. The choice is ours. The world will tell us that we need to preserve our life. Nobody would preserve our life for us. But the way of the Lord is different. He says that if we spend our life for the sake of the other we are going to preserve it and if we are going to preserve it for ourselves without spending for others, we are going to lose it for sure. So if we prepare our life with this principle, we do not need to panic when we are called up to the Lord or when the Lord comes to us.


In Kerala there is a centre called Anjappam - five bread. Here those who do not have anything to eat can go and have a meal for free or a very low price. It is an attempt to feed the hungry with dignity. Some might say that even not so much poor people also make use of it, but the organizers say that it is better that they are able to be part of such humble arrangements. It is an attempt also not just to live for oneself only but for the other as well.


Fr Paulson Muthipeedika CMI


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