Category: Third Week

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“SING AND SHOUT FOR JOY…GREAT IN YOUR MIDST IS THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL” (Isa 12:6)

⏰Monday of the Third Week of Lent (05 March 2018) ????2 Kings 5:1-15a; Ps 42:2, 3, 43:3, 4 (R. see Ps 42:3); Luke 4:24-30 My dear, it is a new working week. I don’t know what are your goals and targets this month or what might be posing serious threats to the actualisation of your goals. Do not be afraid! Look around you and see that great around you is the Holy One of Israel. Once you plan with him, you will always end in victory. Most times, we give in to fear or even experience failure because we fail...

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TEACH AND PRACTICE THE LAW OF GOD

⏰Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent (22 March 2017) ????Deut 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Matt 5:17-19 While we celebrate the mercy of God at this period of Lent, let us not forget that he is equally a God of Justice. It is important that we do not take his laws for granted. It is equally our responsibility to make sure others learn about the laws and practice them. Just before the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, Moses called them together to remind them of the importance of keeping the statutes and ordinances of God...

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A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART O LORD YOU WILL NOT SPURN

⏰Saturday of the Third Week of Lent (10 March 2018) ????Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab (R. Hos 6:6); Luke 18:9-14 ????”A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART, O LORD, YOU WILL NOT SPURN” (Ps 51:17) What exactly does Jesus stand out to condemn in this Pharisee who went to pray in the Temple with the tax collector? (Luke 18:9-14). Is it now a crime to be righteous? Obviously the Pharisee went extra mile to keep the Law and even added more. He was not an example of the Pharisees who would give others the load that they could not carry themselves. So...

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RETURN TO THE LORD IN LOVE

⏰Friday of the Third Week of Lent (24 March 2017) ????Hos 14:1-9; Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 (R.v.11a, 9b); Mark 12:28b-34 ????RETURN TO THE LORD IN LOVE Indeed LOVE is the greatest commandment as Jesus said (Mark 12:29-31). If you love God, you will not sin as that causes separation between you and him (Isa 59:2). Hence, the call which Hosea makes to us to return to God is a call for us to re-embrace love for God is love (1 John 4:16). ????If you love your neighbour, you will not tell him a lie since that is...

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GOD IS NEAR US

⏰Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent (07 March 2018) ????Deut 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Matt 5:17-19 ????GOD IS NEAR US (cf. Deut 4:7) The evangelist John wrote, “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him” (1 John 4:16). We have said it countless times that being close to God is what enables us gain his blessings and survive in this world that is full of challenges. We can only be close to God when we do his will. Hence, Moses told the people of Israel in Deut 4:1-9...

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LET US FOLLOW JESUS!

⏰Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent (21 March 2017) ????Dan 3:2, 11-20; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6, 7cd, 8-9 (R.v.6a); Matt 18:21-35 LET US FOLLOW JESUS! Jesus invites us to follow him in the same way he invited his first disciples (cf. Matt 4:18-21). He also calls us into active ministry as he did to them. This art of following him means learning from him and acting as he would do. One very important thing that Jesus taught us by words and example is how to forgive. First of all, he taught us that forgiveness is a key to opening channels...