Category: Ordinary Time

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“WHEN I AM LIFTED FROM THE EARTH, I SHALL DRAW ALL PEOPLE TO MYSELF” (John 12:32)

⏰Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) – The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe ????2 Sam 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2, 4-5 (R.v.1); Col 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 ????“WHEN I AM LIFTED FROM THE EARTH, I SHALL DRAW ALL PEOPLE TO MYSELF” (John 12:32) Today is very unique in the life of the Church. This is because of the tripartite nature of the liturgical celebration. ????????Firstly, it is the last Sunday in the Churchs Liturgical Year and it bears the mark of the unmerited promise of paradise to anyone who repents and comes back to Christ. ????????Secondly, it...

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THE WORD OF GOD SHALL FOREVER TRIUMPH!

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (19 Nov 2016) ????Rev 11:4-12; Ps 144:1, 2, 9-10 (R.v.1a); Luke 20:27-40 ????THE WORD OF GOD SHALL FOREVER TRIUMPH! Does that not give you a cause to be joyous? That means that whatever the Word of God says about you shall come to pass. And he says in John 20:19, “Peace be with you.” And in another place he says, “I have come that [you] may have life, life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). To you who are sick, “By his stripes, you are healed” (1 Pet 2:24). To the...

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“WOE TO ME IF I DO NOT PREACH THE GOSPEL” (1 Cor 9:16)

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 Nov 2018) 📕Rev 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 (R.v.103a); Luke 19:45-48 Preaching the good news is a responsibility that befalls every Christian, and not just the ordained. In fact, baptism by its nature makes one to share in the three-fold office of Christ, as priest, prophet and king. The prophetic function imposes on one the responsibility of fulfilling the mission mandate of Christ to his disciples, “Go into the whole world and preach the good news…” (Matt 28:19). Even though the baptismal character imposes that function as a...

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“OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 124:8)

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (17 Nov 2016 – Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary) ????Rev 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-3, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc (R. Rev 5:10); Luke 19:41-44 ????”OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 124:8) Do you understand what the psalmist meant when he says, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal man who cannot save” (Ps 146:3)? If you are yet to understand that, ask an average Nigerian to define the term, “Politician” to you. You might get answers that will shock you. That is because of the activities...

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LOOK UP TO HEAVEN FOR YOUR OPEN DOOR (cf. Rev 4:1)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (16 Nov 2016) ????Rev 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R. Rev 4:8b); Luke 19:11-28 ????LOOK UP TO HEAVEN FOR YOUR OPEN DOOR (cf. Rev 4:1) As you continue to wade through the material and spiritual challenges of this present life, may the heavens open to grant you all the help you need and also lead you to see God face to face in the end. Amen.???????? My dear, life may not be very easy to live in, but looking up to heaven can offer us some respite. Remember that the Book...

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“THE LORD IS YOUR LIGHT AND YOUR SALVATION” (Psalm 27:1)

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (20 Nov 2018) 📕Rev 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 (R. Rev 3:21); Luke 19:1-10 My dear, if you have begun the reading of the Book of Revelation as we requested yesterday, you would have already been struck with one basic reality about the Book; it is filled with the use of apocalyptic language and symbols. Behind these essential features is the message of encouragement and consolation to the people that God would save them from the hands of their oppressors. God made that promise to the people of Israel in...

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“TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (19 Nov 2018) Rev 1:1-4, 2:1-5a; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (R. Rev 2:7b); Luke 18:35-43 “TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7) Have you ever had an encounter with the book of Revelation? Have you tried to read through it? If not, I encourage you to pick up your Bible and join us as we make a journey through it in this period. For a start, make sure you read the first two chapters today. The book was written...

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AUTHENTIC WITNESSING TO CHRIST IN THE WORLD

⏰Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) ????Mal 4:1-2a (3:19-20); Psalm 98:5-6, 7-9ab, 9bc (R.v.9cd); 2 Thess 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 ????AUTHENTIC WITNESSING TO CHRIST IN THE WORLD As we approach the final days of the Churchs Liturgical year, with just one more Sunday to go, the three readings of we have in our Liturgy of today make reference to the fate and what is expected of Christians at the end of time, amidst the difficult times. The First Reading specifically mentioned what is to be the fate of the people when that day comes. In many of the prophetic books,...

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“BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b)

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (12 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Josaphat) ????3 John 5-8; Ps 112:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.1b); Luke 18:1-8 ????”BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b) St. Josaphat, whose Memorial we celebrate today is a model of what it means to have fear of God in us. He was a leader of the Orthodox Catholics but saw the division in the Church as being against the will of God. He returned to the Church and worked for the unity of the Church until he laid down his life for it.????...

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“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b)

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (11 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Martin of Tours) ????2 John 4-9; Ps 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18 (R.v.1b); Luke 17:26-37 ????”BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b) As we gradually draw closer to the end of the liturgical year, the readings of this period keep taking our minds back to the time of the ultimate end of all things. The Gospel calls us to fix our mind on this reality so that whenever it happens, it shall not be an accident to...