Homily of the Day

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus wept over Jerusalem. His heart was not closed to others. He was not absorbed in himself or his own problems. He freely offered his life for others. Others rejected him, but he never rejected them. He was not bitter to those who would make him suffer. He loved and never ceases to love. Jesus sets an example for us to follow. We need to be open to the needs of those around us, even to those that may persecute us.

Jesus loved his enemies. He prayed for those who persecuted him. He blessed those who cursed him. He sought only their good, and he sacrificed himself for them. He shows us the way to live an authentically Christian life. To be faithful to him, we need to reach out in love even to those people who don’t think and act like us.

Let us always follow the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps there is something good that we want to do, instead we hesitate and draw back. We should give the best of ourselves to God and to others and continue with our good works even when we are tired. This is the path to our true happiness. Let us not draw back when we encounter obstacles. Instead, let us press forward seeking only to do God’s will. When faced with our struggles, let us remember that Jesus is always with us and that we are never alone.