HOMILY FOR THE 5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C, Fr. Daniel
[Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 ; 1Cor 15:1-11 ; Lk 5:1-11]
Isaiah is called by the Lord through an overwhelming vision in the Temple. God’s majesty is ineffable. A heavenly choir of angels loudly proclaims the praise of the Almighty: ‘Holy, holy, holy!’.
Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Heb 13:1-8; Resp Ps 27; Mk 6:14-29
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
[Heb 13:1-8 ; Mk 6:14-29]
King Herod is a coward with a vacillating heart. On the one hand he does have some interest in spiritual matters, on the other he is most eager to preserve his power position under all circumstances.
In today’s First Reading the author of the Letter to the Hebrews refers to the great Old Testament hero’s and their mighty deeds. However, one sentence is eye-catching: ‘Out of weakness they were made powerful’.
Last Sunday we heard the Gospel reading about Jesus at the beginning of his public life, when He visited the synagogue of His home town Nazareth and read a passage from the prophet Isaiah. That OT passage contained an announcement, put in the mouth of the Messiah who was still unknown in Isaiah’s time. In the text quoted by Jesus this enigmatic person said that God’s Spirit had ‘anointed’ him to ‘bring glad tidings to the poor’.
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