Category: Year C

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“IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD”

⏰Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) ????2 Kgs 5:14-17; Psalm 981, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2); 2 Tim 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 ????“IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD” It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your truth in the watches of the night (Psalm 92).???? Thanksgiving is a language that is cross-cultural. The Eucharist which we celebrate daily, in its etymology and significance, means thanksgiving. Everyone enjoys the tone of thanksgiving and abhors that of ingratitude. The readings we have...

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“LORD, INCREASE OUR FAITH”

⏰Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) ????Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7abc, 7d-9; 2Tim 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 ????“LORD, INCREASE OUR FAITH” Faith is a major theme that runs through the three readings that we have in our Liturgy of today. In the First Reading, the Prophet Habakkuk was crying out in desperation. Like the prophets before him, the burden of the peoples welfare was on him and he cried out against the injustice that had befallen his society.???? It was as if the Lord had abandoned the city to suffer despite the obvious turning of many from unrighteousness....

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“OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD” (Ps 121:2)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) – 25 Sept 2016 Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Ps. 146:6c-7, 8-a, 9bc-10 (R.v.1b); 1 Tim 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 “OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD” (Ps 121:2) My dear, do you really believe that God is the only one who has the solution to all your problems, and that with him by your side, you shall lack nothing? Note this! Your tears may last all through the night but with God by your side, joy will certainly come with the morning (see Ps 30:5). Are you passing through difficult time at the moment? I want...

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“SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

⏰Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) ????Amos 8:4-7; Ps. 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 (R.v.1a, 7a); 1Tim 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 ????“SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD” It is a truism that where your treasure is, there lies your heart. If we love God so much, in God would our attention subsist but if it is material possession that we treasure more, it will definitely take away our attention from God. The people of Israel were patiently awaiting the Day of the Lord, when God would restore peace in Jerusalem. But they do this without bothering to keep themselves holy for...

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A CELEBRATION OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

⏰Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) – 11 Sept 2016 ????Exod 32:7-11,13-14; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17 and 19 (R. Luke 15:18); 1Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 ????A CELEBRATION OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE The three readings that we have in our Liturgy of today point out, in a very clear manner, the imperfection of man and God’s unconditional love towards man. In the First Reading, the people of Israel deserted God and chose to worship a molten calf. Worst still, they ascribed to the molten calf, the glory which ought to be given to God, saying: “These are your gods, O...

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THE DOUBTING THOMAS, COMMUNITY LIFE AND THE DIVINE MERCY

⏰Second Sunday of Easter (Year C) 📖Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4, 22-24, 25-27a (R.v.1); Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31 🎤THE DOUBTING THOMAS, COMMUNITY LIFE AND THE DIVINE MERCY In the past two liturgical years – A & B – the liturgy of this very day, that is Second Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday),L brought to our view the roles of faith and love in the life of every Christian. This year, while those roles are still kept in view, the centrality and primacy of the Word of God in Christian life are emphasized. This emphasis is made basically in the First...

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TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

⏰FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) 📖Josh 5:9a, 10-12; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.9a); 2 Cor 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 🎤”TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD” (Ps 34:9)  My dear, since the beginning of Lent, we are continually being called to come back to the Lord with all our hearts. Those who received this call can be classified into two groups – the Saints in need of God’s Mercy and the Saints who had already gained that Mercy. These two categories of people are represented by the two children of the man in the Gospel of today. You...

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PUT OFF YOUR SHOES FROM YOUR FEET

⏱THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) ?Exod 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 and 11 (R.v.8a); 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 ?”PUT OFF YOUR SHOES FROM YOUR FEET” (Exod 3:5) I welcome you this third Sunday of Lent. The Liturgy of last Sunday helped us to construct an image of Jesus as the chosen messiah, but one who is to undergo suffering. Today, the same Liturgy tries to help us follow him up to the mountain where we shall be transfigured with him.?? The mountain is a place of encounter with God. In the First Reading, Moses found...

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YOU SHALL BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME WHICH THE MOUTH OF THE LORD WILL GIVE

⏰SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) 📖Isa 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8, 9-10a and c (R.v.3); 1 Cor 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 🎤”YOU SHALL BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME WHICH THE MOUTH OF THE LORD WILL GIVE” (Isa 62:2) We can prophetically and prayerfully call today a glorious Sunday. The Liturgy of today predisposes us to do so especially when we remember that it is only in God that we can shine out in glory. Both the First Reading and the Gospel point to the restoration of the glory of God among his people. After the people of Israel...

YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED

⏰THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 📖Isa 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30 (R.v.1); Tit 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 🎤”YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Luke 3:22) Have you been paying attention to the series of liturgical events marking this season of Christmas? You might have noticed the different ways God has been making efforts to reveal himself to us through Jesus Christ. On Christmas day, he sent the angels to reveal the birth of his Son to the Jews. Last Sunday, at the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, he sent...