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Fr. Michael Osatofoh Eninlejie, MSP - Homily for Easter Thursday - April 16, 2020


Thursday 16th April 2020
Easter Thursday
Acts 3:11-26, Luke 24:35-48
The birth, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus had been planned by God, so that we can be reconciled to our father. Throughout the period of Israelite journey through the wilderness, Moses was the face of salvation and liberation for the people because he liberated them from Egypt. Nevertheless, Moses continued to make reference to the coming saviour. All the prophets of Israel promised that the day of salvation is near. In the psalms, prayers are offered for the redemption and salvation of the world.
Jesus in the gospel reading of today, makes us to understand that God does not fail in his promises to us.   Many of us are not patient for God to perfect his plans in our lives, we are easily distracted with the things around us.
With the shutdown of activities because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us do not even know what to do with all the time we have at this moment. I don't know if reading the word of God is part of your daily routine? We see how Jesus explained  the scriptures to the disciples today, to understand why things happen the way they do. Many of us may never understand what is happening around us until we read the word of God and meditate on it. God still speaks to us, and meditating on his words is one of the ways we can hear him. Engage yourself with the word of God today, and you will have many answers to solve most of your questions. God help us. Amen.
Fr Michael Osatofoh Eninlejie MSP

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