Category: Year II

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“TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (16 Nov 2020) 📖Rev 1:1-4, 2:1-5a; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (R. Rev 2:7b); Luke 18:35-43 🎤”TO HIM WHO CONQUERS, I WILL GRANT TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE” (cf. Rev 2:7) Have you ever had an encounter with the book of Revelation? Have you tried to read through it? If not, I encourage you to pick up your Bible and join us as we make a journey through it in this period. For a start, make sure you read the first two chapters today. The book was written...

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“BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b)

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (12 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Josaphat) ????3 John 5-8; Ps 112:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.1b); Luke 18:1-8 ????”BLESSED THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD” (Ps 112:1b) St. Josaphat, whose Memorial we celebrate today is a model of what it means to have fear of God in us. He was a leader of the Orthodox Catholics but saw the division in the Church as being against the will of God. He returned to the Church and worked for the unity of the Church until he laid down his life for it.????...

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“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b)

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (11 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Martin of Tours) ????2 John 4-9; Ps 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18 (R.v.1b); Luke 17:26-37 ????”BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD” (cf. 119:1b) As we gradually draw closer to the end of the liturgical year, the readings of this period keep taking our minds back to the time of the ultimate end of all things. The Gospel calls us to fix our mind on this reality so that whenever it happens, it shall not be an accident to...

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JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOU AND FOR ME

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (10 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Leo the Great) ????Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 (R.v.5a); Luke 17:20-25 ????JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOU AND FOR ME Wait a minute! Did you give Donald Trump a chance to win? I still can’t believe it myself. And I tell you this! Forget about public opinion on you and people’s condemnation of your faith, and hold on sincerely to Christ. Your victory shall also be a surprise to those who mock you. Amen.???????? Now, strictly speaking, we are all slaves of...

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BE WISE! OUR COMMONWEALTH IS IN HEAVEN!!

⏰Friday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (06 Nov. 2020) 📖Phil 3:17 – 4:1; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); Luke 16:1-8 🎤BE WISE! OUR COMMONWEALTH IS IN HEAVEN!! Have you ever paused to think about this: that many of us fear man more than God? Have you not noticed that many of us make more and quicker efforts to free ourselves from law enforcement agents than we make to come out of sin? ➖We prefer giving bribe so as to secure a contract or job than trusting God. ➖We would prefer having premarital sex with an insisting man/woman...

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LOST BUT FOUND!

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (03 Nov. 2016 – Memorial of St. Martin de Porres) ????Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.3b); Luke 15:1-10 ????LOST BUT FOUND Have you ever lost something very important to you and later found it? I bet you have. How did you feel when you found it? I believe it was a great experience. I wish you could take your mind back to one of such experiences. Did you not feel upset? The psalmist said that God created us for himself and we belong to him (Ps 100:3). But sin separates...

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LOST BUT FOUND

⏰Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (08 Nov. 2018) 📕Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.3b); Luke 15:1-10 Have you ever lost something very important to you and later found it? I bet you have. How did you feel when you found it? I believe it was a great experience. I wish you could take your mind back to one of such experiences. Did you not feel upset? The psalmist said that God created us for himself and we belong to him (Ps 100:3). But sin separates us from God (Isa 59:2) in the same way one...

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“DO NOTHING FROM SELFISHNESS OR CONCEIT, BUT IN HUMILITY COUNT OTHERS BETTER THAN YOURSELVES” (Phil 2:3)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (05 November 2018) 📕Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131:1, 2, 3; Luke 14:12-14 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. It is an end of the month on a day that ushers in a brand new working week. On this day, the Lord shall mercifully close down any door that might lead to shame in your life and open for you, doors of fame, miracle and extraordinary favour through Christ our Lord. Amen. Those who used to look...

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“BE OBEDIENT…NOT IN THE WAY OF EYE-SERVICE, AS MEN-PLEASERS, BUT AS SERVANTS OF CHRIST” (Eph 6:5-6)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (31 October 2018) 📑Eph 6:1-9; Ps 145:10-11, 12-14 (R.v.13c); Luke 13:22-30 There is this song we used to sing in our primary school days as we marched from the assembly ground to our classrooms. It goes thus: 🎻If you do good, kingdom, o-o o-o kingdom, o-o-o kingdom waiting for you; If you do bad, no more kingdom, o-o o-o no more kingdom, o-o-o no more kingdom waiting for you. Jesus passed the same message when to the person who asked whether only a few would be saved. He said, “Strive to...

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LIVING AS CHRIST WOULD DO IN A CHRISTIAN HOME

⏰Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 Oct. 2018) 📕Eph 5:21-33; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 (R.v.1a); Luke 13:18-21 My dear, in order to appreciate what St. Paul did in Eph 5:21-33 better, we need to understand the context under which he was writing. At that time, the institution of marriage was under great abuse and threat – men were divorcing their wives at will so that they can marry another, maybe better and younger, and the young girls were now refusing to go into marriage since they are treated as objects that can be used and dumped....