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Homilies :: Latin Rite
Wednesday of the 4th Week of Ordinary Time Download This Homily

2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17;

Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7 ;

Gospel MK 6:1-6

 

Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, 
accompanied by his disciples. 
When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue,
and many who heard him were astonished. 
They said, “Where did this man get all this? 
What kind of wisdom has been given him? 
What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! 
Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? 
And are not his sisters here with us?” 
And they took offense at him. 
Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house.” 
So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,
apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.
He was amazed at their lack of faith.

 

 

OMEGA SENSE

 

The five senses we all are aware of; sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Added to it there is the sixth sense that some call it the ‘intuition’. There is the ‘seventh sense’ that are our emotions. But neurologists say that we can count as many as twenty one senses and more in us. As science develops the number of senses may also increase. But there is the ‘Omega Sense’, the highest of all senses that one must have. The omega sense helps one to see the ‘divine’ in the other.

 

When Jesus came to his hometown, the people could see only a carpenter’s son in Jesus. They identified him as the son of Mary, brother of James and Simon and so on (v.3). But they failed to perceive the divinity in him as the son of God. The same mistake had been committed by the people in the Jerusalem temple where only Simon and Anna could see him as the son of God. One of the main teachings of Jesus was to respect the other as the ‘child of God’. Therefore he exhorted people not to look at the other with lust. He had no problem in forgiving the thief on the cross because he saw him as another child of God. It was the divine presence that he saw in the lilies in the field and birds of air.

 

Today the science and technology have changed the world to be the object of pleasure for our five senses. It has given rise to a ‘throw away culture’ where even the human life is not respected. But if we have the ‘Omega Sense’ we can change ourselves for the service of the world. Then alone we will be able to see the love and goodness in others. Then alone we will experience harmony and peace among us, in spite of all the difference we have.

Let the Omega Sense prevail!


Fr. Johnson Bezalel CMI


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