Two-Minute Homily by Fr Anthony Mellor for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024.
“If we want the best of life, then we must allow ourselves to be transformed by Christ, little by little everyday.”
- Two-Minute Homily Transcript
Two-Minute Homily TranscriptAuthor: Archdiocese of Brisbane
“Everybody is looking for you.” This statement from Simon and his companions is as much a statement about human nature as it is about their particular search for the reclusive Jesus. Every human being is involved in the search for something, searching for what we think will fulfil us and make us happy. The people searching for Christ in this gospel are people who are wounded, damaged, hurt, carrying a heavy burden in some way, shape or form. There’s a lot of them and they want to be made healthy. They want life. This is only the early days of Jesus’ public story, and he draws big crowds, the whole town is at his door. Everyone is looking for Jesus because he makes them well. He makes them whole. Through experiencing Jesus, their life begins again.
Whether we realise it or not, we are all searching for something. We all seek happiness and fulfilment in life however we imagine that to be. We all want to be healed from all that makes us unwell we want to be made whole, we want to be freed from all the things that trap us and stop us from being the people that we would like to be. The best of human life is found in Christ. If we want the best of life, then we must allow ourselves to be transformed by Christ, little by little everyday.
Let us continue to discover life and love and freedom in the Good News, so we can point the way to others who are looking for the same thing and perhaps looking for the same person, Jesus Christ.