Two-Minute Homily by Fr John Echewodo for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023.
“In life when things are not going as planned the human capacity to wait patiently without acting in haste is a valuable quality of life we can all aspire to have.”
- Two-Minute Homily Transcript
Two-Minute Homily TranscriptAuthor: Archdiocese of Brisbane
We are living in a time when there’s so much pressure. When many of us are becoming increasingly impatient. We have no patience or appetite for things which make us wait or stop. We just want to keep going, get things done and dusted and be done with it, regardless of the outcome. Even in our human relationships when things are not going as planned we hardly have time to fix them. No wonder marriages and relationships are breaking and crashing like balloons. In life when things are not going as planned the human capacity to wait patiently without acting in haste is a valuable quality of life we can all aspire to have.
In the gospel of this weekend when the servants came to the owner of the farm and said to him, sir was it not good seeds you planted in your farm, if so where are all these bad seeds coming from. Do you want us to go and pull them off? Leave them until harvest time the owner of the farm replied. What the owner of the farm has done here is to call for calm, for patience. Not every relationship is worth breaking in haste. Not every action is worth taking while on the move. Some actions can be delayed.
Since the fall of our first brothers. Things have not been the same with us. There is good and bad in all of us. There’s a crack in everything and in everybody. We are a mixed bag and to understand that we’re a mixed bag enables us to be more patient and not be quick in trying to pull off and destroy. Especially when things in the form of a relationship are not going as planned.