Homily for 16th Sunday in ordinary time
Dearly beloved, we thank God who by his mercies has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. We thank him who has made it possible for us to gather in his presence as one big family. We recall in the book of Genesis; chapter 12 when God chose Abraham and the Jewish nation from among all nations. He chose them to be a light through which all other nations on earth will come to know him. That is, through these 12 tribes, all others may come to know God.