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“AND THEY WATCHED HIM…” (Mark 3:2)

⏰Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 1 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (23 Jan 2019) 📖Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (R.v.4bc); Mark 3:1-6 🎤”AND THEY WATCHED HIM…” (Mark 3:2) Mark 3:1-6 contains the last of the controversy stories in the Gospel of Mark. At the end of the story in Mark 3:6, the Pharisees and the Herodians would unite against Jesus, re-echoing the words of Psalm 2:2, “The kings of the earth brace themselves, and the rulers together take their stand against the Lord and his anointed.” What was the crime of Jesus...

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“SURELY I WILL BLESS YOU AND MULTIPLY YOU” (Heb 6:14)

⏰Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 1 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (16 Jan 2017 – Memorial of St. Anthony of Egypt) ????Heb 5:10-20; Ps 111:1b-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c (R.v.5b); Mark 2:23-28 “SURELY I WILL BLESS YOU AND MULTIPLY YOU” (Heb 6:14) We are all children of Abraham, and so the promise that was made to him is equally ours. So I invite you to claim the above promise with a great faith. Whether the enemy wants it or not, the Lord is going to bless and multiply you as he did to Abraham. Amen....

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PRAY FOR YOUR PRIESTS; PRAY FOR ME

⏰Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 1 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (21 Jan 2019) 📖Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (R.v.4cd); Mark 2:18-22 🎤PRAY FOR YOUR PRIESTS; PRAY FOR ME It is the will of God that all things be gathered together under Christ. Christ himself prayed that we may be one. It is through that that we might join hand to defeat our common enemy – the devil and all his agents. So we pray in this week that God himself may heal the wound of division among Christians so that with one...

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JESUS BECAME ONE LIKE US TO REDEEM US

⏰Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 (11 Jan 2017) ????Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.8a); Mark 1:29-39 ????JESUS BECAME ONE LIKE US TO SAVE US Following the prophecy of Isaiah, the name of the child to be born the saviour is Immanuel, which means, God is with us (Isa 7:14). That prophecy is interpreted as having its perfect fulfilment in Jesus (Matt 1:23). Rightly so, Jesus came and immersed himself in the midst of the people. Remember what we said on Sunday concerning his baptism; he joined the queue of sinners going for baptism...

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JESUS BECAME ONE LIKE US TO SAVE US

⏰Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 (16 Jan 2019) 📖Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.8a); Mark 1:29-39 🎤JESUS BECAME ONE LIKE US TO SAVE US Following the prophecy of Isaiah, the name of the child to be born the saviour is Immanuel, which means, God is with us (Isa 7:14). That prophecy is interpreted as having its perfect fulfilment in Jesus (Matt 1:23). Rightly so, Jesus came and immersed himself in the midst of the people. Remember what we said on Sunday concerning his baptism; he joined the queue of sinners going for baptism...

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GIVE JESUS A CHANCE!

⏰Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Year 1 (15 Jan 2019) 📖Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7a, 7b-9 (R.v.7a); Mark 1:21b-28 🎤GIVE JESUS A CHANCE! In Matt 28:18, Jesus had exclaimed, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” That is not just a mere claim because when Jesus was exercising his ministry, the people could feel that authority oozing from him (Mark 1:22). Even the evil spirit perceived it and cried out, “Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God” (Mark 1:23-24). Why not!...

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“YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Mark 1:11)

⏰06 January 2017 ????1 John 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Mark 1:7-11 ????”YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Mark 1:11) In John 20:30-31, the evangelist said, “Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.” What is the content of your Christian faith? It is important to take a stand now that the day is still young....

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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...