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Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

September 26, 2014

 

READINGS

First Reading: ECCL 3:1-11

Responsorial Psalm: PS 144:1B AND 2ABC, 3-4

Gospel: LK 9:18-22

 

Homily

Our Gospel today presents to us the identity of Jesus. The disciples upon their return from the mission Jesus sent them got so many things people were saying about who Jesus is. They seem to know Jesus. But their answers vary. When the disciples were asked by Jesus about who do the crowd say that He is, they said that He is “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” This is the same opinion Herod the Tetrach got from the people about who Jesus is.

Jesus then asked His disciples a personal question about what they personally know about Him. It was Simon Peter who answered, “You are the Christ of God.” He may have answered correctly because rightly so Jesus is the Christ, but he did not really know Jesus. This is the reason why Jesus told them not to tell anyone about this because they will just be telling them a false understanding of the messiahship of Jesus.

It was Jesus Himself who revealed to them who the messiah truly is, what will the messiah do and what happen to the messiah.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

There is no other person who can truly reveal who Jesus is except Jesus Himself. It is then necessary that we follow Jesus, come nearer to Him at Mass and especially at adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. It is here that we encounter Him most intimately and it is here that we know Him most deeply as He reveals Himself to us. Our knowledge of who Jesus is leads us to a deeper relationship with Him empowering us with blessings in life. Follow Jesus, know Jesus, live your life with Jesus and you will surely be blessed in life here in this world and in the world to come.

 

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