28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme : “Living in Christ: Loving God Above Everything”
October 10, 2021
Homily by Fr. Jun Penalosa
First Reading: Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15
Second Reading: Hebrews 4: 14-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90: 12-17
Gospel Reading: Mark 10: 17-27
Jesus Christ reminds us that apart from him we are nothing. Some people live in quiet desperation just like the rich man in the gospel. He was so desperate that he came to Christ running and knelt before Him. We might think that he already has everything he needs but what he really needed the most is God. Only then could he find peace.
The man did everything that was written in the commandments. But why did Christ say it’s hard for a rich man to go to heaven? It is not wrong to be rich, but we need to love God more than our wealth. We shouldn’t let our hearts turn to material possessions. We should be willing to surrender everything and follow Him.
When we pray, do we understand who we are talking to? Christ said “why do call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say?” That is one of the reasons why we do not receive a breakthrough. If we understand who Christ is in our lives then it wouldn’t be hard for us to follow Him. One word from God and it would change your life forever.
Do not rush when we pray. Give it some more time, even for just 1 more minute. Maybe that is when God would speak to us. Let us open our hearts and surrender our lives fully to Him.
Remember, let us love God above everything!
Homily Recap by Sharlyn Kay Magbiro
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