Categories: HomiliesPublished On: November 5th, 2021Tags: , 253 words7.7 min read
Sing Praise

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Sing Praise

Paul begins his ministry to the Gentiles. He begins by offering his ministry up to God. And in this offering, he also offers up all the Gentiles that come to the faith. Paul was planning to make it all the way to Spain, but God had other plans. Paul had envisioned taking the Word of God to places that had never known God or Jesus.

This must have been thrilling to think of bringing the faith to people so far removed. Challenging because Paul had never been to these new lands. Looking at the responsory psalm it becomes clear what God plan is. “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.” Think of it: to the nations. Although Paul did not get past Rome, the Word of God did and continues.

The responsorial psalm lends a musical understanding to today’s readings. “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Every new Gentile brings their song of praise and worship. Every newly baptized Christian adds their song praise and worship. We become disciples like Paul, taking the message to the world until all people lend their voices in praise and worship to God. Until the day comes where we: “Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; break into song; sing praise.”

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen