Monday, October 14, 2013

The Lord has made known His salvation...gradually: Daily Mass Homily--Monday, October 14th, 2013

            “The Lord has made known his salvation.” 
            The Scriptures show how God has made his salvation known but in a gradual way.  For example, Moses knew more of God’s salvation than Adam and Eve.  The prophets knew more of it than Moses.
            Jesus chastised the unconverted men and women of his time.  He pointed to people in the Old Testament that had conversions—the Ninevites and queen of Sheba—despite their limited knowledge of God’s salvation and emphasized to the crowds, “there is something greater than Solomon here…there is something greater than Jonah here.”
            In a sense, we can say today, “There is something greater here”.  While we don’t have Jesus walking around as a human, we are more aware of God’s salvation than even his disciples and apostles.  Jesus’ work as a man was limited to a very concrete time and place.  Through the Scriptures, sacraments and 2000 years of reflection we have the chance for the fullest understanding of God’s work in our lives.
            May our hearts be truly converted to Jesus Christ because there is something great here today.

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