Category: Weekdays

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“LET IT BE DONE FOR YOU AS YOU DESIRE” (Matt 15:28)

⏰Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time (07 August 2019) 📖Num 13:1-2, 25 – 14:1, 26-29, 34-35; Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23 (R.v.4a); Matt 15:21-28 🎤”LET IT BE DONE FOR YOU AS YOU DESIRE” (Matt 15:28) Did you say ‘AMEN’ to that? I just hope you did. The Catechism of the Christian Doctrine defines faith as “a supernatural gift of God, which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed.” That is in line with the words of the Scriptures in Heb 11:1, “Faith is the guarantee of the things we hope for, and the certainty of...

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“WHEREVER THERE IS JEALOUSY AND SELFISH AMBITION, YOU WILL ALSO FIND DISCORD AND ALL THAT IS EVIL” (Jam 3:16)

⏰Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time (08 August 2017 – Memorial of St. Dominic) ????Num 12:1-13; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13 (R.v.3a); Matt 14:22-36 There is one Igbo adage which says, “Nwata kpachụọ ibe ya na nkụ, asi na ọ kpara nke ya n’ajọ ọhịa,” literally meaning that when a child fetches more firewood than his mates, they will allege that he fetched his from the evil forest. Why would that happen? ENVY AND JEALOUSY! They want to rubbish his integrity so that they can uphold themselves. Envy and jealousy are dangerous diseases that smells badly. It destroys...

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JESUS IS THE SOLUTION YOU NEED

⏰Monday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time (05 August 2019) 📖Num 11:4b-15; Ps 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (R.v.2a); Matt 14:13-21 My dear, how much are your needs and problems? Are they so much that they are now trying to weigh you down? Have you been going to places for solutions without getting any? Are your pillows now wet with tears out of frustration? Weep no more! I have seen a solution to propose for your problems – J.E.S.U.S! he is bigger than all your problems, and bigger than everything, both seen and unseen; stated and unstated. Tell him about that...

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THE RIGHT WAY TO CELEBRATE

⏰Saturday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (03 August 2019) 📖Lev 25:1, 8-17; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8 (R.v.4); Matt 14:1-12 Life is full of celebrations, and as we noted yesterday, such celebrations offer us the opportunity of reflecting on the faithfulness of God. That means, in our celebrations, we are simply celebrating God. Therefore, we must do as God wants. In Lev 25:8-17, God gives us some guidelines on how to celebrate. The bottomline is to shun exploitation of both human and material resources. All comes from God and must be treated as having the mark of God....

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GOD IS EVER FAITHFUL

⏰Friday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (04 August 2017 – Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney) ????Lev 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Ps 81:3-4, 5-6ab, 10-11ab (R.v.2a); Matt 13:54-58I I don’t know what you make of the different celebrations we have in our Christian calendar in terms of memorials, feasts, solemnities, Holy Days of Obligation, etc. Many people consider them as inventions of the Catholic Church into worship. In that way, they are distractions that must be abhorred. However, reading through the Book of Leviticus, we see that not only did God sanction such celebrations, they serve...

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“HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE, O LORD OF HOSTS!” (Ps 84:1)

⏰Thursday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 August 2019) 📖Exod 40:16-21, 34-38; Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11 (R.v.2); Matt 13:47-53 🎤”HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE, O LORD OF HOSTS!” (Ps 84:1) It is a beautiful new day in a promising new month. I pray that it may be for you a month of blessing, transformation and testimonies. May peace reign in your home and may you be favoured in all things around you today and beyond. Amen. It is good to be in in the presence of the Lord and to behold his glory....

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“…THE SKIN OF HIS FACE SHONE BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN TALKING WITH GOD” (Exod 34:29)

⏰Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 August 2017) ????Exod 34:29-35; Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 9 (R.v.9c); Matt 13:44-46 In Luke 14:26-33, Jesus gives a condition for becoming his disciple – the applicant must be ready to give up everything else in order to be fully committed to Jesus. That is indeed a wise thing to do and Jesus today compares it with the action of a merchant who sells everything he has so that he can buy a treasure-laden field or a fine pearl of high value. What is it that you are required to give...

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WATCH AND PRAY!

⏰Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 August 2017 – Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori) ????Exod 33:7-11, 34:5b-9, 28; Ps 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 (R.v.8a); Matt 13:36-43 Yesterday, we talked about focusing on the kingdom of God in our journey of faith. But we know that no matter how wide open our eyes are, if we are not supported by the grace of God, there won’t be any headway for us. That is why we must pray always for God’s abiding presence especially in moments when God seems to be very far from us. Moses gave us...

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FOCUS ON THE KINGDOM FOR YOUR BLESSING

⏰Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (31 July 2017 – Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola) ????Exod 32:15-24, 30-34; Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 (R.v.1b); Matt 13:31-35 My dear, things might be rough, slow and unstable at the beginning, but if you put your trust in the Lord and persevere to the end, you shall reap the fruit of abundance. And as the month of July ends today, I pray that it may equally bring to an end, anything that hinders your progress or causes you pains. Amen. In our journey of faith, our destination is the kingdom...

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“BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL, FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY” (Matt 5:7)

⏰Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time 1 (12 June 2017) ????2 Cor 1:1-7; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.9a); Matt 5:1-12 My dear, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Cor 1:2), amen. As we begin this new working week, Jesus gives us a set of Beatitudes to guide our conducts today and beyond (cf. Matt 5:1-12). These beatitudes teach us the right way to behave in order to be true disciples of Jesus, disciples of love (cf. John 13:35). The setting of the Sermon on the Mount, during which...