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“OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH” (Psalm 121:2)

⏰Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (08 June 2020) 📖1 Kgs 17:1-6; Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (R.v.2); Matt 5:1-12 🎤”OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH” (Psalm 121:2) Beloved in Christ, join me in thanking God for his saving mercy. It is his mercy that has kept me going against all odds. May his name be glorified both now and forever. Amen. Our God is so faithful that he cannot commission you for a mission without a provision. I believe that Elijah understood this so well such that he trusted God and...

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BEWARE OF FIERCE WOLVES WITH THE WORD OF GOD

⏰Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter (27 May 2020) 📖Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:33-35a, 35b and 36b (R.v.33a); John 17:11b-19 🎤BEWARE OF FIERCE WOLVES WITH THE WORD OF GOD In one of his endtime discourses, Jesus warned his disciples of the expected infiltration of their company with false Christs and false prophets (cf. Matt 24:24). We might be walking in deception when we anticipate these in the likeness of the second beast of Rev 13:11-17. Jesus already warned against this kind of thinking when he warned his disciples about fierce wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matt 7:15). St. Paul noted that...

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MY WOMAN; MY EVERYTHING!

A LOVE LETTER TO MY DEARLY BELOVED MUM, EZINNE BESSY EDUMCHIEKE EZEONWUMELU TO CELEBRATE HER 85TH BIRTHDAY MY WOMAN; MY EVERYTHING! Dear Mum, Last night, I did put myself on the line when I carelessly made a post on Facebook that I will be telling our story for the world to hear. Yes, I said careless because if I had known that many people would be waiting for the story, I would have probably kept my peace intact. But the Holy Father, Pope Francis asked us to tell our story in order to give hope to the world in need...

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“ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE, THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL” (John 16:24b)

⏰Saturday After Ascension (23 May 2020) 📖Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10; John 16:23b-28 🎤”ASK, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE, THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL” (John 16:24b) Imagine a situation without Jesus after we have been with him for a long time. A close example to this would be the death of loved one especially one to whom we have been dependent to a very large extent. That is a picture of the situation the disciples found themselves since the Ascension of Jesus. However, Jesus knew that a situation like that would arise and it would bring them so much...

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HUMANITY REUNITES WITH DIVINITY

⏰Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – Year A (21 May 2020) 📖Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.6); Eph 1:17-23; Matt 28:16-20 🎤HUMANITY REUNITES WITH DIVINITY May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you always. Jesus has ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-11), yet he is ever present to and with us. We believe so because he said so (Matt 28:20) and no lie is ever found in his mouth since he the truth par excellence (John 14:6). The truth that we celebrate today is...

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“MY FATHER GOES ON WORKING AND SO DO I” (John 5:17)

⏰SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A) 📖Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8 (R.v.4); Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 🎤”MY FATHER GOES ON WORKING AND SO DO I” (John 5:17) May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you both now and forever. Amen. As Jesus was preparing to take leave of his disciples and go back to the Father, an event that we shall be celebrating on Thursday this week as the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, he knew that they would...

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“GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD, HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” (Ps 118:1)

⏰SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY YEAR A) 📖Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118:2-4, 22-24, 25-27a (R.v.1); Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31 🎤”GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD, HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” (Ps 118:1) Dearly beloved in Christ, in the midst of the challenges of the present time, we celebrate today, the Feast of the Divine Mercy. Through this celebration, we get the reassurance that God, in his infinite mercy, will not abandon us to our fate but will come to our aid to rescue us all. Amen. As we prayerfully await the reign of that mercy...

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LOOK UP WITH FAITH TO THE CRUCIFIED JESUS AND LIVE

⏰Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent (31 March 2020) 📕Num 21:4-9; Ps 102:1-2, 15-17, 18-20 (R.v.1); John 8:21-30 🎤LOOK UP WITH FAITH TO THE CRUCIFIED JESUS AND LIVE My dear, the Cross is a very important part of our Christian faith. The cross is the symbol of suffering in the life of Jesus and we cannot fully know Jesus without the cross. The impatience of the people of Israel towards God and Moses (Num 21:4-5) was an expression of distrust, and through that, the Israelites separated themselves from God who has been protecting them from dangers. So we must...

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BEAR FRUITS OF FAITH AND WISDOM!

⏰Monday of the Seventh Week of the Ordinary Time Year 2 (24 February 2020) 📖Jam 3:13-18; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 (R.v.9ab); Mark 9:14-29 🎤BEAR FRUITS OF FAITH AND WISDOM! My dear friend in Christ, St. James tells us that those of us who received the gifts of wisdom must bear fruits of peace, gentleness, openness to reason, mercy, goodness without uncertainty or insincerity (Jam 3:17). In this way, we shall be authentic members of Christ. Authentic members of Christ do not live in the ways of the world but in the ways of God. Failure to connect to the...

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BE PERFECT AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 (R.v.8a); 1 Cor 3:16-23; Matt 5:38-48 BE PERFECT AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT Christian vocation is a vocation to love because in it we are called to live in imitation of Christ who is love par excellence. 1 John 4:16 tells us that “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.” So it is only through loving others that we can come to be perfect as our heavenly Father, following the calls we have in the First...

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