5TH SUNDAY OF LENT HOMILY FR. THOMAS ONABE

My deference in Christ I welcome you to Fifth Sunday of Lent and I invite you to reflect with me on the team Jesus the giver of life. Life is one of the most precious gifts God give to man, life is something you can’t buy with money but Jesus Christ today says in the gospel I am the resurrection and the life if anyone believes in me even though he dies he will leave, whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.

If we believe in God we will have eternal life we will live forever specially today that all over the world we are struggling with the deadly coronavirus killing many in different parts of the world and even our country Nigeria I want you to still know that John chapter 10 verse 10 said the enemy, the devil come to steal to kill and to destroy but jesus said I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Jesus shows us that he will give us life, Jesus shows us that if we believe in him we shall not die he also tells us in Matthew Gospel chapter 10 verse 28 that do not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Fear Him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. We should not be afraid of Covid-19, we should not be afraid of what is happening in the world but rather we should have faith we should believe that in spite of what is happening we shall live, we should have confidence in God that does not mean that we should not be careful that does not mean that you should not wash your hands every day that does not mean that you should not sneeze with your sleeves that does not mean that you should not be able to keep social distance as the government said.

We should stay at home you should observe everything the government observe but then you should know that wherever you are God can listen to you, this is the time my dear friends to explore the various social media platforms in order for us to connect to listen to the Word of God to spend our time staying at home praying and listening to the Word of God , remember God is spirits and so because his spirit is everywhere that is why the first day of today he says that I will put my spirit within you, leave you shall not die my dear friends you shall live.

The second reading of today he says it is the Spirit of God that gives life there is life in you, there is something in you that is greater than Covid-19 you just need to be careful you just need to do the normal things that the government want us to do but do not become discouraged do your best at this time to protect yourself and God will do the rest for you out of the debt I cry to you lord I beg you Lord to listen to hear our prayers.

I beg you to forgive our sins you see today if you should mark our iniquities bukistan we are sinners we beg for forgiveness will you heal our land when you heal our world am I you save us from this deadly Kovach 19 through Christ our Lord.

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