Feast of the Holy Name – New Year
January 1, 2023
First Reading: Isaiah 63: 7-9
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 148: 1-2; 7-8; 11-12; 13-14
Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 14- 17
Gospel Reading: Matthew 2: 13- 15, 19- 23
In today’s Sunday Mass Homily at Saint Michael Kalibo, Fr. Jun taught us the 3 aspects of our humanity.
First is that we should know our purpose – and that will always have something to do with the Kingdom of God.
The second is that God gives us a specific and particular time to fulfill our purpose. This time that we have here on earth is something God decided long before He created anything. This is the best time for you. God decided to bring you and raise you up at this particular moment. God, in His wisdom, knew that He will fulfill His purpose in your life at a particular time. Do not miss out on the time that God has given you.
The only good thing in the past is you can learn from it, but do not stay in the past. Do not live also in the future because it will only fill you with anxietỵ The best time to fulfill your purpose is now. We touch God today in the present moment. Love NOW. Forgive NOW. Serve NOW.
Finally the third one is that God knows exactly where we are in the world and this specific place is where you will fulfill your purpose. You are not floating – God has placed you in a particular place! Embrace the place that God placed you in. Embrace the particular place that God assigned to you.
As he ended his homily, he encouraged everyone to live, grow, love, where God has placed us.
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