Monthly Archive: May 2024

“MAY THEY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE” (John 17:11)

🧭SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B)WORLD COMMUNICATION SUNDAY 📖Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26; Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab (R.v.19a); 1 John 4:11-16; John 17:11b-19 🎤”MAY THEY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE” (John 17:11) The unity of all believers is undoubtedly paramount in the mind of Jesus when he made his priestly prayer in John 17. This unity is one that comes through our common heritage in God through Christ. As we gradually draw to the close of the Easter season, we are presented with this theme because that is what will guarantee the success of the task which Jesus gives...

ABIDE IN JESUS SO THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE COMPLETE (cf. John 15:11)

⏰Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter (02 May 2024 – Memorial of St. Athanasius) 📖Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10 (R.v.3); John 15:9-11 🎤ABIDE IN JESUS SO THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE COMPLETE (cf. John 15:11) Whenever the followers of Jesus are faced with serious crisis, they always refer it to the disciples in Jerusalem. With the circumcision-associated crisis that rocked the early Church, they made recourse to the disciples. This led to the convoking of the First Jerusalem Council (cf. Acts 15:1-21). Beyond the matters of crisis, most important decisions and clarification of the matters of faith were...

STRIVE TO REMAIN WITH JESUS

⏰Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter (1 May 2024 – Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker) 📖Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); John 15:1-8 🎤STRIVE TO REMAIN WITH JESUS Today is the first day of the month, and in the Church, this is one of the two months of special devotion to our Mother Mary, our great intercessor. It is also the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, and the Workers Day. Over time, our workers are not well treated all over the world. Considered from the Nigerian perspective, one can view the situation as one of near...