This gospel clearly defines that man is the apple of the eye of God. At the end of creation, God said it was good. It was good because it was all created for man. God wanted man to be happy, giving him paradise and everything that man needed. And the greatest proof of God’s love has been His ability to forgive man all the time, and to offer His only begotten Son, as ransom for man. When we offend God who is divine, the sin is not an ordinary sin against man, but against God, therefore needing also a divine sacrifice in the person of Jesus Christ. He was truly expiated and redeemed us from the ultimate fires of hell with his death and resurrection. We should truly be happy today, knowing that we are the center of attention of God, our Father. We should have gratitude and share this same spirit of love for others. The Sabbath, who has the highest value has been offered for man, therefore we should also offer all for our fellowman. Love your neighbor as yourself. Gratitude to God is shown when we love our neighbor. This is how we can repay God, by loving all those He loves, especially our fellowman.

  • Laura K.

    Does anyone else read the homily every day? What does apples and creation and sin and the fires of hell and redemption and serving all of our fellowman have to do with the wheat in today’s gospel?

    The wheat is the precursor to the Eucharist. Jesus didn’t want his apostles to go hungry. He felt sorry for them and let them eat the wheat and be filled. The good Lord doesn’t want us to be hungry either. We hunger and thirst for God. Jesus satisfies that hunger and thirst himself, by giving himself to us in the Eucharist. He will forever be with us. We will never be hungry for God again, because Jesus is part of us and we are part of Him. He is with us always until the end of time. We shall want for nothing. We shall join him at the wedding feast of the lamb.