Second Sunday of Epiphany

Theme: Children of God, Precious in His Sight

Homily by Fr. Romie Jun Peñalosa

First Reading: Jeremiah 31: 10-17

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 10

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:1-5

As a church, we are “Pro-Life” for we are the recipients of the life of God. We live by the life of Christ. Jesus emphasized to us that the kingdom of God belongs to the children. His standard is children. Children remind us that like them, it is necessary to be humble for the way
to the kingdom of God is through humility.
Without humility, we cannot receive the gospel, and without the gospel, we cannot enter into salvation.
Genuine greatness begins with humility and children are teachers of humility. The goal of humility is to always welcome Jesus in our life and one way of doing that is by welcoming the children.
So why is Satan trying to get rid of children? Why is he so bent on destroying their lives? Because children are heirs of God who will destroy the enemy. So it is important that we defend and preserve their lives.
Homily Recap by Paz Indulo

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