October 23, 2016 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (+Bp. Ricardo Alcaraz)
Sunday Worship Homily
“The Goal of a Humble Heart”
Jeremiah 14:17-22 – We are to humble ourselves at all times before the Lord especially at times of trials. We need to see that our hope is with Him alone and not in anything or anybody else.
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 – The Lord will cover those who look to Him as their source of strength.
“It is by humility and not just by need that we receive the mercy of God.”
“You can advance spiritually as you submit to God. But as your faith is increased, be careful about others who are still struggling in their faith; let us not be critical about treating others especially when we are in different levels.”
“We are recipients of God’s grace so let us also show that grace to others.”
- (v.9-12) We cannot boast of our accomplishments before God. Faith and Humility impresses God.
- (v.13-14) Our merciful Lord welcomes all who come to Him with Humility.