Category: Christmas

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“LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD OR IN SPEECH BUT IN DEED AND IN TRUTH” (1 John 3:18)

⏰05 January 2018 ????1 John 3:11-21; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 (R.v.1); John 1:43-51 ????”LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD OR IN SPEECH BUT IN DEED AND IN TRUTH” (1 John 3:18) Have you heard that love is sacrificial? Can you sacrifice anything for the sake of the one you claim to love? Yesterday, we talked about Jesus the Lamb of God who laid down his life for us so as to save us. The evangelist John said that this act is a proof of his love for us and anyone who claims to love another must be ready to...

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“BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD” (John 1:36)

⏰04 January 2020 📖1 John 3:7-10; Ps 98:1, 7-9ab, 9cd (R.v.3cd); John 1:35-42 🎤”BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD” (John 1:36) Yesterday, we were told of the importance of remaining pure before God in other to be saved. Considering how difficult it is to remain pure without failing, we concluded that Jesus is really our only hope of achieving that required purity. The Gospel of St. John introduces an important christological title that shows the extent to which Jesus goes in leading us through that purity: “Behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:36). Lamb was an animal which the Jews used...

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BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AND ARE!

⏰02 January 2019 – Memorial 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 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen 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 special from John the...

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GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW

➕SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (1 Jan 2017 – 50th World Day of Peace) ????Num 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8 (R.v.2a); Gal 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 ????GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW Congratulation as you made it to this wonderful year 2017. May it be a year of open doors for more testimonies for you and your family through Christ our Lord. Amen. At the beginning of every year, which comes exactly eight days after our celebration of the Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Through the Second Reading for the...

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IT IS THE ENDTIME…

⏰The Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (31 December 2016 – Morning Mass) 📑1 John 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-12, 13 (R.v.11a); John 1:1-18 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his great love endures forever (Ps 118:1). We thank the Lord who made it possible for us to see this final day of the Year 2015. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen. Endtime is a period of evaluation. Find out time today to think back and think of how you related with the Word of God who took...

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OUR LIFE IN THE LIFE OF THE HOLY FAMILY

⏰FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH 📖Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (R.v.1); Col 3:12-21; Matt 2:13-15, 19-23 🎤OUR LIFE IN THE LIFE OF THE HOLY FAMILY In Jesus, God unites himself to the entire human nature and human experience. It is in the family that this human experience is more pronounced. It is here that Jesus spent a greater part of his earthly life. What we know of his earthly ministry spans a period of about three years out of about thirty-three years he spent on earth. so this celebration offers us ample opportunity...

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“GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL” (1 John 1:5)

⏰Feast of the Holy Innocents (28 December 2018) 📕1 John 1:5 – 2:2); Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 (R.v.7ab); Matt 2:13-18 My dear, as we gradually get towards the end of the year 2018, I pray that all the good things you ever started must be directed by God to their fruitful completion through Christ our Lord. Amen. Today, in the life of the Church, and still in the spirit of Christmas, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Innocents, that is, those children who were murdered by Herod in a bid to kill Jesus (cf. Matt 2:13-18). I have never...

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“JESUS I LOVE YOU!”

⏰Feast of St. John the Evangelist (27 December 2018) 📕1 John 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 (R.v.12a); John 20:2-8 There is one prayer which goes thus: “Jesus l love you; All l have is yours; Yours l am; Yours l want to be; Do with me whatever you will.” That prayer always forms two attributes of love in me: commitment and sacrifice. By extension, we can add a third which is transformation. ln the life and teachings of the Beloved Apostle John, we see those three playing out in a great way. At the Last Supper, “he leaned close to...

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LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPEAK THROUGH YOU (cf. Matt 10:18)

⏰26 December 2019 📕Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Ps 31:3bc-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17 (R.v.6a); Matt 10:17-22 We give thanks to God for his love and mercy upon us, and for the opportunity to reflect on his Word daily. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen. We pray that he may allow his Word to penetrate the innermost part of our being and give us the grace to serve him more faithfully not minding the danger that might want to scare us away from doing so through Christ our Lord. Amen. The best we can do to...

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“ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD” (Isa 52:10)

⏰Christmas Day (25 December 2018) 📕Isa 52:7-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 (R.v.3cd); Heb 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 The sound of Christmas is in the air! There is great rejoicing all over the world! Celebrations abound everywhere! It is indeed worth celebrating. But what are we celebrating? Is it not possible that many of us do not even know? We are celebrating because “Long time ago in Bethlehem,  So the Holy Bible says, Mary’s Boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day. Hark now hear the angels sing, a new king born today, And man will live for evermore because...