Category: Weekdays

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GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS!

⏰Wednesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (06 June 2016) 📖2 Tim 1:1-3, 6-12; Ps 123:1-2ab, 2cdef (R.v.1a); Mark 12:18-27 My dear, may grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus (2 Tim 1:2) be with you in this new month and beyond. Do you know that our view of life normally influences how we embrace it? For those who believe that everything ends in this present world, anything goes. And they can afford to live as they wish without the thought of eternal life. But we believe that there is life after death...

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“WAIT FOR AND HASTEN THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD” (2 Pet 3:12)

⏰Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (02 June 2020) 📖2 Pet 3:12-15a, 17-18; Ps 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16 (R.v.1); Mark 12:13-17 🎤”WAIT FOR AND HASTEN THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD” (cf. 2 Pet 1:4) Beloved in Christ, God’s blessings are always available to us. But in order to reap them, we must cooperate with that grace, which has been made available to us, by shunning worldly pleasures and corruption, and embracing divine nature (cf. 2 Pet 1:4). For a very long time, we have been praying for God’s intervention in the situation of...

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YOU SHALL BECOME A PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE NATURE (cf. 2 Pet 1:4)

⏰Monday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (04 June 2018) 📖2 Pet 1:2-7; Ps 91:1-2, 14-15ab, 15c-16 (R.v.2b); Mark 12:1-12 My dear, it is a brand new week, full of promises from God. Listen to this from the Second Letter of St. Peter: ➕”May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Pet 1:2), Amen. I pray that that blessing and even more shall manifest in your life in this week and beyond, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Note that for us to stand a chance of gaining...

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“BUILD YOURSELVES UP ON YOUR MOST HOLY FAITH” (Jude 20)

⏰Saturday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (02 June 2018) 📖Jude 17, 20b-25; Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.2b); Mark 11:27-33 The Letter of St. Jude, which has only one chapter, addresses a number of things but, in a special way, it tackles the problem of false prophets and teachers that was trying to destroy that society. So we can say that that letter is meant for us too especially now that we are being bedevilled by many controversial and compromising prophesies. Among other solutions it puts forward to us, it asks us to have a strong faith and...

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“EMPLOY [YOUR GIFT] FOR ONE ANOTHER, AS GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD’S VARIED GRACE” (1 Pet 4:10)

⏰Friday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (01 June 2018 – Memorial of St. Justin) 📖1 Pet 4:7-11; Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13 (R.v.13b); Mark 11:11-25 I hope you have not forgotten what we said on Monday when we began our reflection on the First Letter of St. Peter. This letter was written as a source of encouragement to a suffering community and advise them on how to survive in the face of the trials. Today, the letter encourages us to use our God-given gifts to help alleviate the needs of one another. Of course, as St. Paul noted...

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“…WHOEVER WOULD BE GREAT AMONG YOU MUST BE YOUR SERVANT” (Mark 10:43)

⏰Wednesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 May 2018) 📖1 Pet 1:18-25; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Mark 10:32-45 Jesus had just informed his disciples that he was going to Jerusalem to suffer in the hands of the Jews (cf. Mark 10:33-34) but they were obviously not listening. They were rather more interested in what they shall gain from following him (cf. Mark 10:28) and in positions of authority and prestige (cf. Mark 10:35, 41). That is not different from what happens in our country’s leadership today. Our understanding of leadership is having others worship us and...

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“SET YOUR HOPE FULLY UPON THE GRACE THAT IS COMING TO YOU” (1 Pet 1:13)

⏰Tuesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (29 May 2018) 📖1 Pet 1:10-16; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2a); Mark 10:28-31 Today is said to be Democracy Day in Nigeria. Democracy is defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. In a democratic state, the good of the people is paramount but in the case of Nigeria now, it seems that the good of animals is more important to our leaders. How else can we explain the daily destruction of human lives by herdsmen in our country? Today, we cry out with St....

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“AS THE OUTCOME OF YOUR FAITH, YOU OBTAIN THE SALVATION OF YOUR SOULS” (1 Pet 1:9)

⏰Monday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (28 May 2018) 📖1 Pet 1:3-9; Ps 111:1b-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c(R.v.5b); Mark 10:17-27 My dear, at the beginning of this new working week, we begin our reflection on the First Letter of St. Peter, which was written to encourage the Christians who were passing through challenges and persecution. May it also give you consolation and hope as we go on with it. Amen. The portion that we read today tells us that our steadfastness in faith disposes to great joy and opens the door of salvation to us. May that...

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“IS ANY AMONG YOU SICK? LET HIM CALL FOR THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH…” (Jam 5:14)

⏰Saturday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 May 2018) 📖Jam 5:13-20; Ps 141:1-2, 3 and 8 (R.v.2a); Mark 10:13-16 Some time ago, one of my friends who was fighting to reject the Catholic teachings on the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, pushed it to what I may call an “irreligious” end when he even rejected the fact that another person can pray for him. Well, St. James describes three levels of intercession in Jam 5:13-20 👉Personal intercession 👉Intercession by the priest, and; 👉Intercession by the community. The Catholic Church has a Sacrament which...

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“WHAT THEREFORE GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER, LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER” (Mark 10:10)

⏰Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (25 May 2018) 📖Jam 5:9-12; Ps 108:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12 (R.v.8a); Mark 10:1-12 My dear, God has made us for himself, and he continues to take care of us in all situations. Sometimes, difficulties and distractions can come our way and affect us badly to an extent that we begin to question if God is still on the throne. The presence of Jesus among us is everlasting; he said so himself (cf. Matt 28:20). Hence, St. James reminds us today that no matter what challenges we face in our profession of...