Category: Year II

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BE COURAGEOUS AND FIRM IN FAITH!

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (10 October 2018) 📕Gal 2:1-2, 7-14; Ps 117:1-2 (R. Mark 16:15); Luke 11:1-4 One of our grandfathers in faith, Msgr Pius Nwaobi has a funny way of passing this message of firmness. He would say, “I must say the truth! If you like, cut off my head, it will bounce like John the Baptist’s head…” A major criterion that separates martyrdom from other kinds of suffering and death is the firmness and consistency in the profession of faith especially when it becomes very difficult to do so. Consider the anger of...

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THE LORD IS WITH YOU

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (04 October 2016 – Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi) ????Gal 1:13-24; Ps 139:1-3, 13-14, 15 (R.v.24b); Luke 10:38-42 ????THE LORD IS WITH YOU My dear, the presence of God in your life can create so much difference in the kind of fruit you bear. Yesterday, we talked about bearing the fruit of love instead of discrimination; it is only by the presence of God in our life that we can choose to love.❤ In Gal 1:13-24, St. Paul testified that his zeal to preach was informed by his encounter with...

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LOVE BUILDS WHILE DISCRIMINATION DESTROYS

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (03 October 2016 – Memorial of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus) ????Gal 1:6-12; Ps 111:1b-2, 7-8, 9 and 10c (R.v.5b); Luke 10:25-37 ????LOVE BUILDS WHILE DISCRIMINATION DESTROYS May the peace and love of Christ reign in your life in this new week and beyond. Amen.???????? At the beginning of this new working week, we are called to a reorientation of the value and understanding of love, especially love of God. This is because many think that they love God whereas they are actually filled with hate.???? St John, in his...

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GOD DOES NOT CHANGE

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Jerome) ????Job 38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5; Ps 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab (R.v.24b); Luke 10:13-16 ????GOD DOES NOT CHANGE May the grace and peace of Christ dwell with you always. Amen. I do not know what you are going through in life; you might be facing difficulties as much as the biblical Job did face, but know that God is always with you (cf. Matt 28:20). In the midst of all his afflictions, Job’s friends tried to fill his mind with a wrong idea of the...

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I COUNT EVERYTHING AS A LOSS FOR THE SURPASSING VALUE OF KNOWING CHRIST (Phil 3:8)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 Sept. 2020) 📖Job 9:1-12, 14-16; Ps 88:10bc-11, 12-13, 14-15 (R.v.3a); Luke 9:57-62 🎤I COUNT EVERYTHING AS A LOSS FOR THE SURPASSING VALUE OF KNOWING CHRIST (Phil 3:8) Beloved in Christ, it is already assured that God can do all things for us if only we can trust him, and him alone. The submissions of Job in Job 9:1-16 serves the purpose of reminding us of the omnipotence of God, which compels us to revere and submit ourselves completely to him. Even in the midst of all his troubles, Job still...

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CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER!

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul) ????Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Ps 88:2-3, 4-5a, 5b-6, 7-8 (R.v.6b); Luke 9:51-56 ????CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER! My dear, the Psalmist said in Psalm 34:19 that, “Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers them from them all.” I think the Book of Job was written to remind us about that.???????? Following God is really not an easy thing and Jesus even made it very open to us when he said, “If anyone wants to come after...

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CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER!

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul) ????Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Ps 88:2-3, 4-5a, 5b-6, 7-8 (R.v.6b); Luke 9:51-56 ????CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER! My dear, the Psalmist said in Psalm 34:19 that, “Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers them from them all.” I think the Book of Job was written to remind us about that. Following God is really not an easy thing and Jesus even made it very open to us when he said, “If anyone wants to come after...

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“DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL AN OPPORTUNITY” (Eph 4:27)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (28 Sept. 2020) ⏰Job 1:6-22; Ps 17:1, 2-3, 6-7 (R.v.6b); Luke 9:46-50 🎤”DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL AN OPPORTUNITY” (Eph 4:27) Believe in Christ, in this new working week, we be seeing the end of the month of September and the beginning of the month of October. I pray that it may also be the end of your many worries and a beginning of new transformations in your life through Christ our Lord. Amen. In Sirach 2:1, the scripture says, “If you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an...

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MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 Sept. 2020) 📖Eccl 11:9 – 12:8; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.1); Luke 9:43b-45 🎤MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES Beloved in Christ, yesterday, we were told to learn how to wait for God’s time. Today we are encouraged to use our time wisely because this world is a passing place. The Preacher, in Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8, calls on all of us to remember that there is stock-taking at the end of our lives, “O young man…walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes....

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DO NOT BE IN A HURRY! WAIT FOR YOUR TIME

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina) ????Eccl 3:1-11; Ps 144:1a and 2abc, 3-4 (R.v.1a); Luke 9:18-22 ????DO NOT BE IN A HURRY! WAIT FOR YOUR TIME Remember St. Padre Pio? He is the same person we call St. Pius of Pietrelcina. He was blessed with many gifts, which were hard for the Church to accept about him. But two virtues helped him to shine out in the end – Humility and Patience. As we celebrate him today, the preacher reminds us that, “There is time for every...