NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Also Read: Mass Readings for 07 August 2022 Homily for 07 August 2022 – Sunday
First Reading: Wisdom 18: 6-9
8 For by the same means by which you punished our enemies you called us to yourself and glorified us.
God has called us to himself by the same means by which the world seemed punished! The covid-19 pandemic had the whole world’s trade, travel, and leisure close down but to those who would listen to the silence around them, God spoke. He drew those who yearned for truth, closer to him. Therefore what was meant for bad, God turned into good! Praise God!
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33: 1, 12, 18-22
18 Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19 to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Second Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19
1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.
Today, we are reminded of the strength of faith with examples from Abel to Joseph. May we learn from our faith ancestors and build our faith!
Gospel: Luke 12: 32-48
35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit;
Being dressed for action and having our lamps lit is to ignite our faith and practice it in daily living.
40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Believing in Jesus and working our way toward him is equally important.
43 Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.
Faith without work is dead said the apostle St. James (Jas 2:26) Therefore, no good comes out of all toil without faith and likewise, no good comes from faith without any works. -work for the betterment of ourselves and others! Hence in all things, we ought to seek God!
47 That slave who knew what his master wanted but did not prepare himself or do what was wanted will receive a severe beating.
Now that we have this knowledge, we must prepare and do what is needed to be fruitful. The responsibility is ours!
May we learn, grow, and prosper in faith and works! Amen!