Category: Twelfth Week

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“IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD?” (Gen 18:14)

⏰Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 July 2017) ????Gen 18:1-15; Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55 (R.v.54b); Matt 8:5-17 My dear, God does not look upon things as man does. What man sees as a very high mountain could be a level ground for God. To man, Abraham and Sarah had long passed their fertile period and can no longer bear children, but to God, Sarah will have a child (cf. Gen 18:11-14). God can do all things and with him, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). That is the faith which the centurion declared in...

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“LORD, IF YOU WILL, YOU CAN MAKE ME CLEAN” (Matt 18:2)

⏰Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (30 June 2017) ????Gen 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (R.v.8a); Matt 8:1-4 My dear, the word of God in 2 Chron 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The leper in Matt 8:1-4 humbled himself and sought help from Jesus, and indeed, he got his desired healing. His statement, “If you will, you can make me...

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STAND AGAINST THE DECEITFUL ENEMY WITH A STRONG FAITH

⏰Wednesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (28 June 2017 – Memorial of St. Iranaeus) ????Gen 15:1-12, 17-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.8a); Matt 7:15-20 My dear, while it is true that “every sound tree bears good fruit” (Matt 7:17), it is indisputable that some deceptively-looking sound trees can be seen in the midst of really sound trees. Those are what Jesus described as false prophets who are wolves in sheep clothing. Jesus used the sermon on the mount (Matt 5:1 – 7:27) to expose the demands of the Kingdom of God to his disciples. The demand...

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“ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE” (Matt 7:13)

⏰Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (27 June 2017 – Memorial of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patroness of Issele-Uku Diocese) ????Gen 13:2, 5-18; Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 (R.v.1a); Matt 7:6, 12-14 My dear, do you wish to be saved? If yes, then you must follow the way that leads to life and enter through the narrow gate (cf. Matt 7:13-14). That way is already identified by Jesus in the Beatitudes (Matt 5:3-12). God wants all to be saved (cf. 1 Tim 2:4) but only a few chooses to be saved (Matt 7:14; 22:14). Do you wish...

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“I WILL BLESS YOU…SO THAT YOU WILL BE A BLESSING” (Gen 12:2)

⏰Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (26 June 2017) ????Gen 12:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22 (R.v.12b); Matt 7:1-5 Did you say “Amen” to that promise of God? So shall it be for so that all who encounter you henceforth shall begin to glorify the name of the Lord with and through you through Christ our Lord. Amen. In this new working week, the Lord makes us that promise as children of Abraham. That promise comes with some responsibilities that we must keep in mind: You need to move away from your comfort zone. Abraham, to...