Category: Twenty-First Week

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SERVE GOD WITH YOUR TALENT

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 September 2017) ????1 Thess 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9 (R.v.9); Matt 25:14-30 My dear, if you are a child of God, you need to know one thing for sure: God loves you. He did not create you without a purpose and he does not favour others above you. He loves all equally. Most times, what makes us feel that God loves others more than us is because we have failed to discover God’s purpose for us and be happy in it. Instead, we look at others and desire to be...

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“THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD, YOUR SANCTIFICATION” (1 Thess 4:3)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 September 2017) ????1 Thess 4:1-8; Ps 97:1 and 2b, 5-6, 11-12 (R.v.12a); Matt 25:1-13 Beloved in Christ, do you really have much faith in God? If you do, you have no need to be afraid of the future even as we come into the scary ember months. Be calm! These so-called ’ember’ months shall not bring you tears but joy. The blood-sucking demons that roar about in this period shall detest your life and no power shall be able to stop God’s blessing upon and your household at this period...

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YOUR PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH WILL WIN YOU YOUR VICTORY

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (31 August 2017) ????1 Thess 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-4, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.14); Matt 24:42-51 My dear, no matter how hard it is at night, joy comes with the dawn. Even when some people tried to rubbish the work of St. Paul and his companions, they were consoled at last that their efforts were able to plant the seed of faith in the Thessalonians. May your efforts to succeed in life also yield positive results through Christ our Lord. Amen. Just make sure that you do not degenerate into evil because...

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“THE LOVE OF CHRIST URGES US ON” (2 Cor 5:14)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (30 August 2017) ????1 Thess 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-8, 9-10, 11-12ab (R.v.1); Matt 23:27-32 What would you consider as being responsible for the differences in the actions of Paul and his companions and that of the Pharisees? In 1 Thess 2:1-8, we see how Paul used his good works to correct the bad impressions being created of him and his companions, while Jesus condemned the Pharisees for hypocrisy (cf. Matt 23:23-26). Paul continues those proofs in 1 Thess 2:9-13 while Jesus continues his continues his condemnation of the Pharisees in Matt 23:27-32....

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“YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF MEN WE PROVED TO BE AMONG YOU FOR YOUR SAKE” (1 Thess 1:5)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (28 August 2017 – Memorial of St. Augustine) ????1 Thess 1:1-5, 8b-10; Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc (R.v.4a); Matt 23:13-22 “May grace and peace be with you” (1 Thess 1:1), Amen. At the beginning of this working week, both Jesus and St Paul encourage us to be true witnesses of the gospel wherever we go so that we can help others to stand firm in God. The background of the First letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians was that the Church was a young Church made up of gentile...