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PRAYER FOR PRIESTS

Please take out a few minutes and say this prayer today for priests as we celebrate our feast day today. God bless you as you do so: PRAYER FOR PRIESTS O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep all your priests within the shelter of your Sacred Heart, where none may harm them. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch your Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips purpled with your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed with the sublime marks of your glorious priesthood. Let your holy love surround them and shield them from the world’s contagion. Bless their...

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SAVE OUR SOCIETY FROM DECAY

I am completely opposed to this kind of education where a baby whose mates are still sucking breast is sent to school. This is the reason we have many First Class graduates without home training and common sense. Traditional education is now swept under the carpet because we want to meet up with what is en vogue. Tell me! What shall a child of 1 year and 3 months would be learning in school! This exposes our children to such dangers as spiritual possession! Who are the people taking care of them in school? How much of their background do...

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THE CROSS AS THE WAY TO SALVATION!

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) Wis 9.13-18b; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.1); Phil 9b-10, 12-17; Lk 14.25-33 THE CROSS AS THE WAY TO SALVATION! The ways of God are mysterious, and our inability to understand them is stressed in the First Reading from the book of Wisdom. Moreover, in considering the message of the other two readings, we might be tempted to ask why St Paul should end up a prisoner and with a violent death after having devoted most of his life to the spread of the Gospel of Christ. Or indeed, why...

BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AND ARE!

02 JANUARY (Memorial of Ss. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen) ?1 John 2:22-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.3cd); John 1:19-28 ?BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AND ARE! May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you.?? Still at the early time of the year, God continues to instruct us on the rules of life that would enable us to reap the benefits of being his true children.?? Yesterday, we learnt from the docility and humility of Mary and the shepherds. Today, we must learn something...

BEHOLD, YOU ARE BARREN AND HAVE NO CHILDREN; BUT YOU SHALL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON

19 DECEMBER ?Judg 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17 (R.v.8a); Luke 1:5-25 ?”BEHOLD, YOU ARE BARREN AND HAVE NO CHILDREN; BUT YOU SHALL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON” (Judg 13:3) My dear, you are a child of destiny. Never allow the enemy to minister failure into your life. God who created you did so for a purpose. So never think that the Lord has abandoned you or does not answer you in times of your needs.? Have you read the account of the announcement of the birth of Samson (Judg 13:2-25) or that of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25)? Did...

THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

18 DECEMBER ?Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19 (R.v.7); Matt 1:18-24 ?”THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jer 23:6) The psalmist says, “In his days shall justice flourish, and great peace forever” (Ps 72:7). That’s why Herod was uncomfortable when the prophecy was about to be fulfilled. Darkness and light does not meet. When light comes, darkness gives way.? The prophet Jeremiah, in Jer 23, was speaking to a people who no longer found meaning in God and in their religious worship because some evil kings have been misleading them. So after his oracles against the kings (Jer 22:10-30), Jeremiah gave...

THAT ALL MAY BE SAVED

17 DECEMBER ?Gen 49:2, 8-10, ; Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17 (R.v.7); Matt 1:1-17 ?”THAT ALL MAY BE SAVED” (1 Tim 2:4) Right from the beginning, after the fall of man, God had a plan for his salvation. Jacob must therefore have been inspired to make that prophecy concerning Judah that, “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah…until he comes to whom it belongs; and to him shall be the obedience of the people” (Gen 49:10).? We can understand that that prophecy preempts the promise made to David that his dynasty shall last for ever (2 Sam 7:13), which found...