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

November 17, 2018

Saturday of the 32nd Week in the Ordinary Time

 

1 Mac 2: 15-29

Gospel Luke 19: 41-44


As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

 

If You Had Known Jesus is weeping!

 

How strange it must have appeared to those who were singing his praises, and adorning his path with green and flowery branches, to see Jesus stop and gaze and weep! In the midst of their joyful hosannas, the sorrowful tones of his voice were heard, saying, "If you had known, at least in this day, the things which belong unto your peace!" He did not weep because he saw, from the top of Olivet, the place of his own sufferings.  He wept because he foresaw the calamities that would overtake his murderers.


But Christ not only knows the fate of every city; he knows also the fate of every individual in every city, and village, and hamlet. He says to us, "If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace." We behold the present scene, but Jesus beholds the future also. In another parable Jesus says that if the master of the house knows the exact time of robbery to take place, he would take extra care. Think of our situations. "If I had known, even I in that my day, the things which belonged unto my peace, but now—they are hidden from my eyes!"


So often, we assume that if an opportunity is presented to us, then we will have many other chances to respond to the same opportunity. However, experience eventually teaches most of us what God had tried to get us to see much earlier: opportunities are offered and then pass by us never to be offered quite the same way again. Jerusalem stood on the brink of history. Accepting Jesus as the way to peace offered great opportunity. Rejecting Jesus as the way of peace led to the destruction that would follow. Unfortunately this same rejection plays itself out repeatedly on a much smaller scale in the lives of so many people, and in our lives.


Dr. Sebastian Elavathingal CMI


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