Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Fr. Elvio Baldeon
First Reading: Jonah 4:1-11 Jonah is angry that a plant has died.
Homily Summary: Have you reason to be angry? Many of us do. Jonah was angry because God forgave the city of Nineveh of its sins. Instead of being glad because of God’s mercy, he was sad and angry. God was trying to change Jonah’s idea of Him.
Which is more important — a plant or people? People are more important than plants, money or things. Jesus Christ not only gives instructions. He teaches us to talk to God, to pray. In the Gospel, he tells his disciples, “How do you pray?”
Jesus Christ prayed to the Father. If it is good for Jesus Christ to spend time with his Father, it is good for us to spend time with Him. We should ask Jesus Christ to teach us to pray.