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To many in our world today where secularism is praised and celebrated as a virtue, our first reading this morning from the book of the prophet Malachi will mean nothing. The secular nature of so many nations around the world …

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Jesus preaching from one town to another and making his way to Jerusalem, someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved? The seriousness and the heavy weight of Jesus’ teachings may have triggered the question; Lord, will only …

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The prophet Jeremiah was a great prophet of God even though some people saw him as a prophet of doom because he spoke the truth. He was ignored and maltreated; some refer to him as the weeping prophet. He warned the …

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“Vanity of vanity, the Preacher says. Vanity of vanity. All is vanity!” This reminds me of what I once told a close friend. We were together listening to national news on the national TV, and they showed and talked about …

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The story about the two sisters in our gospel passage this morning and how they reacted to the visit of Jesus reminds me of the journey I made some years ago to Israel. We left Nigeria in high spirit, and …

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Our gospel reading today opens with a lawyer who to disconcert Jesus, stood up and asked; Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus’ interaction with this lawyer led to the parable of the good Samaritan. Most people pay so much attention.

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Jesus appointed seventy others and sent them out in pairs to towns and villages to proclaim the word of God. In chapter 9 of the same gospel according Luke, he had sent the twelve on the same mission and with …

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The Solemnity we celebrate today, Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ dates back to the 13th century, though it celebrates something much older. The word of God did not take flesh in the 13th century just …

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We celebrate today the first Sunday of Lent, a season we are invited to journey into ourselves to ask some fundamental questions about our relationship with God. A Journey into ourselves helps in rediscovery our true identity, who we truly …

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God will not rest until you are called the delight of God.

Today we celebrate the baptism of Jesus Christ; God been baptized by man, a mystery like the incarnation. At the incarnation, a creature, a woman  gave birth to her creator. Really amazing! That is the reason the angel Gabriel said …

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We celebrate today the feast of the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The Church presents this family as an example of a perfect family, and a source of encouragement to so many families that may be facing challenging …

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Today we celebrate the fourth Sunday of advent and the last Sunday before Christmas. The Church calls us this week to renew our commitment to wait together with Mary in hope for the birth of her Son; the savor of …

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In our first reading this morning, God calls on Jerusalem to take off her dress of sorrow and distress, and put on the beauty of the glory of God. It is a call to preparation for a triumphant return, a …

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Today we begin the season of advent, the season of special preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word advent is from the Latin word adventus, meaning coming. The season of advent is of expectation, anticipation and …

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Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the universal king, and this feast marks the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar. It is a celebration we can consider ancient and new. It is ancient because God did not become king …

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We are gradually coming to the close of the year, and also we are reminded that we are gradually coming close to the end of time. End time message is no longer sellable in our generation, that is not the …

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The widows and the orphans are no doubt special to God. He said he is the father to the fatherless and the defender of widows (Psalm 68:5). Also in Isaiah 1:17, he calls us to defend the fatherless and plead …

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A scribe asked Jesus; which commandment is the first of all? There must be a kind of build up to this question, something must have made the scribe to ask the question. The scribe heard the religious authorities disputing with …

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In our first reading today, the prophet Jeremiah prophesied about the coming freedom and restoration of the people of Israel. They were led into captivity as a result of their disobedience to God, they turned their back against the God …

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Our gospel passage this morning reminds me of the story about an old man and his two sons. The younger son lived far away from home while the senior son was always with their father. But the younger son who …

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In our first reading this morning from the book of wisdom, the writer, probably Solomon, prayed and he was given understanding or wisdom. He treasured this understanding above every other thing, he believes strongly that if the  understanding he was …

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God created man and said, it is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate. So, God created all kinds of animals, but man found no helpmate in any. So, the Lord God made the …

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Christianity in our generation has being turned into something else, it is not an exaggeration to say that anti-Christian/Catholic tendencies have eaten deep into the Church; particularly the Nigerian Church. Our readings this morning addresses some of these anomalies; all …

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We see Jesus in our gospel passage this morning making his way gradually towards Jerusalem and the cross by implication. He came down from the mountain with his apostles and made their way through Galilee to Capernaum. He did not …

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Our gospel passage this morning is a very familiar one, we all may have read it so many times and listened to so many homilies on it. But one thing that may not be too familiar is the nature of …

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Today’s first reading sounds like its advent season already, the prophet Isaiah prophesied about the coming of the messiah. He is coming, vengeance is coming he says. He is also coming with healing power to open the eyes of the …

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Jesus, the redeemer of the world was born and initiated into the Jewish culture, he grew up among Jews and must have known the importance of the ritual wash to his people. For the Jews do not eat unless they …

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For the past four Sundays, our readings have been on Jesus the bread of life. We have been talking about the Eucharist and its place in our lives, and today we conclude the discourse on the Eucharist. As we celebrate …

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The Israelites have very interesting history. They were slaves in Egypt, but liberated by God using Moses and Aaron. He made a way for them through the sea and led them out of the land of slavery, but they complained …

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Our readings today draws attention to the ability of God to provide for his people, he knows our needs and he is able to provide. In the first reading, a man brought twenty barley loaves and fresh grain to the …

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I remember years ago as seminarians how we were been sent out to different parishes for some pastoral experience. Whenever we returned, we met with our master individually to share our experiences with him. It was more exciting when we …

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In my homily a week ago, I reflected on how we can go beyond the limit the world sets for us with the help of God. Jesus was rejected by his own people because they said he was supposed to …

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Recently I was reading some stuff posted on the internet by a lady named Lara Parker, she was talking about growing up. She presented 25 things she claims no one would tell you about growing up, and one of the …

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Our gospel reading today is a continuation of the gospel passage of the twelveth Sunday of year b, where Jesus and his apostles decided to cross over to the other side. I remember that on that Sunday in my homily …

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John the Baptist was a great man, even Jesus praised his greatness. The Church specially celebrates his birthday, unlike the other saints. The Church mostly celebrates the feast days of saints on their birth day into heaven; the day they …

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In our first reading this morning, we read about the promise of God. He promised that he was going to plant a cedar that will grow to become the biggest of all, a cedar that will grow to provide shade …

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The Solemnity we celebrate today, Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ dates back to the 13th century, though it celebrates something much older. The word of God did not take flesh in the 13th century just …

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Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the mystery of the three persons in one Godhead. This is a mystery, we cannot fully understand it just as it is written in Isaiah 55:8-9; for my thoughts are not …

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Before the passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, he prayed for his apostles, he consecrated them, he ordained them and handed his ministry over to them. In this prayer of consecration, Jesus reveals that the apostles were specially chosen by …

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Today we celebrate the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven, a feast that seem to emphasize the departure of Jesus Christ from his apostle and from all of us. But it is actually a feast that celebrates his mysterious and …

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In our first reading today, Peter went to the house of Cornelius and he talked about how God has no  favorite. We are all God’s children, God sent his Son to die for all of us and not for a few. Anyone …

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A week ago we celebrated the good shepherd Sunday and Jesus called himself the good shepherd, a title that suggest that the opposite exist. That is, there are bad shepherds. The same message is reflected in our gospel reading today, …

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Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, good shepherd Sunday and a day set aside by the Church to pray for vocation to the priesthood and the religious life; hence the name vocation Sunday. Jesus said he is the good …

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Our readings today reflects the talk about the resurrected Christ. In the first reading Peter addressed the people of Israel, reminding them of how they accused and handed Jesus over to be crucified and how the father glorified him through …

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After the resurrection of Jesus Christ and before the apostles were convinced of his resurrection, they locked themselves up in a room. They were afraid of the Jews, they were afraid that they might be the next target. But Devin …

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Today marks the beginning of the holy week, the hight of Lenten season. This week is the week of betrayal and tragedy, yet remains a holy week. It is the week the Passover lamb will be sacrificed just as it …

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Our first reading today talks about the Old and the New Covenant; Jeremiah foretells the new and everlasting covenant sealed with the blood of Jesus. “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant …

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Jesus said that “the Son of man must be lifted up as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. The serpent was lifted up for a purpose; it …

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. Today, the third Sunday of Lent we find ourselves in the Temple. We were with Jesus in the desert the first Sunday of Lent, second Sunday of Lent we were with him on the mountain of transfiguration and today …

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Today, we are reminded once again to be renewed, to be transformed. Jesus took with him Three of his apostles; Peter, James and John and led them up the mountain where he was transformed or transfigured in their presence. They …

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In our first reading we are reminded of God’s covenant with Noah, it is a covenant we cannot talk about without the story of creation, the fall and the destruction of man. God created man in his image and likeness …

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Today, we celebrate the last Sunday before the Season of Lent, and our readings today are very appropriate and timely. We are reminded in our readings this Sunday to step into the season of Lent knowing who we are and …

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We all know that Jesus chose twelve men to be his apostles, but three of them seemed to be very close to him and special; Peter, James and John. Whenever Jesus was going to special places, he went with these …

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Moses spoke to the people , saying, the Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren as you desired (Deut. 18:15). The people probably observed that Moses was growing old, …

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The City of Nineveh was once a great City, but also a City of sin, a city that needed cleansing. That is to tell us that greatness is not measured by what you possess but by what you do with …

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I remember as a seminarian, I was told not to say that God has called me to be a priest in the Augustinian Order, but rather to say, I am here to see if God is calling me to be an …

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We join the universal Church today to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, it is one of the ancient holy day observed by the Church; it is a feast celebrated within the Christmas season. Christmas itself is an Epiphany, and …

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Today we celebrate the feast of the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Today the Church presents this family as an example of a perfect family, an encouragement to so many families that may be facing some challenging situations …

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We celebrate today the last Sunday before Christmas, and in fact, tomorrow is Christmas, the feast we have been preparing for. The Church offers us four Sundays to prepare for this feast; in the first two weeks, the Church calls …

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Today is the third Sunday of advent, and it is traditionally called ‘gaudete’. The word ‘gaudate’ is a Latin word that translate the opening word for our entrance antiphon this morning; “rejoice”. On this Sunday the Church calls her children …

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This morning we hear the beginning or the opening of the gospel of Mark, it introduces the two great figures of the New Testament; John the Baptist and Jesus Christ the Lord. The angel Gabriel announced the coming of Jesus …

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Today we begin the advent season, the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word “advent” is from the Latin word “adventus”, meaning “coming”. Advent is a season of expectation, anticipation and a season of …

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Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the universal king, and this feast marks the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar. It is a celebration we can consider ancient and new. It is ancient because God did not become king …

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Jesus tells another parable today, a very familiar one with beautiful messages. It is a parable popularly referred to as the parable of the talents. Even though this parable was originally directed at the Scribes and especially the Pharisees, it …

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As we approach the last Month of the year, we are reminded of the fact that each passing day brings us closer to our last day on earth. We all know that Christmas is approaching, and we all know that it …

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In our first reading this morning, the Lord says that he is a great king and the Lord of hosts, and his name is to be feared throughout the nations. In other words, there is no other king apart from …

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In our gospel passage a week ago, the Pharisees and the Herodians tried to set Jesus up with a question about paying tax to Caesar, but Jesus knowing their minds escaped their trap. But that same day, the Sadducees came …

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In some of Jesus parables, he directly attacked the chief priests, the elders of the people, the scribes and the Pharisees. He condemned their attitude towards religion, their legalistic approach to the worship of God. They were the rejected guests …

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I remember a few years ago I co-celebrated at the funeral of a dear one, and the scripture passage from the book of the prophet Isaiah we read this morning was the exact text of that day. On this mountain, the …

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Jesus said, listen to another parable, which means he has being speaking in parables. In our part of the world, we are very familiar with parables, we as Africans and particularly Nigerians are blessed with that. In many cases, very important …

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Today, the twenty-sixth Sunday of the year (A), we celebrate the solemnity of Our Lady Queen and Patroness of Nigeria, and it is not a coincident that we also celebrate the anniversary of our national independence today. The Church in …

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Our first reading this morning reminds us of the gospel passage we read a week ago, about how some hired servants saw injustice in the generosity of the landowner and complained. In our first reading this morning, the people of …

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One can confidently call Pope Francis, an apostle of mercy, for he has been on the side of mercy and simplicity of life. He declared extraordinary jubilee year of mercy (8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016) that gave so …

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Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world as man, not to condemn the Old Testament but to fulfil it. He came to explain the law and the prophets, to lead us beyond mere words, beyond the letters of the …

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Christianity in our generation is gradually losing its focus, it is gradually becoming mere entertainment, politics, physical manifestation of power, signs and wonders. The object of focus is gradually shifting from eternal life in Christ to a beautiful life here …

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In my homily a week ago, I did mentioned about how the devil put a thought in Peter, and how Jesus rebuked the satanic thought immediately. That incident happened when Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that …

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Whenever we read this passage of the scripture, the passage that talks about Jesus and his apostles in the region of Caesarea Philippi, the first thing that comes to mind is the authority of St. Peter. When Jesus and his apostles …

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In our first reading this morning we heard the prophet Isaiah foretelling that the expected messianic kingdom is not exclusive, it is not a kingdom meant for the Jews alone but for all nations. It does not matter where you …

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A week ago in our gospel passage, we read about the mountaintop experience, how the apostles saw the glory of God on the  mountaintop. And today in our first reading, we see another kind of mountaintop experience. The prophet Elijah …

Homily for the Nineteenth Sunday, year A. Read More »

The Wisdom of Solomon was and is still unrivalled, it is the promise of God that none before or after Solomon will be as wise as he. The queen of Sheba came all the way to test the Wisdom of …

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Today, when I listen to news or go through the social media, I begin to wonder what this world would have been like if men were God. We hear all kinds of stories and see all kinds of disturbing videos …

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A priest friend told me how he visited a particular Country and was given the privilege to preach the gospel in one of the Masses he concelebrated. He preached for about twenty minutes, and at the end he was told …

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Jesus exclaimed, “I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children.” This is not a condemnation of intellectual power, but intellectual pride. It’s …

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Traveling in our generation is made much easier and exciting even though many of the roads are not wonderful. I believe it is far better than the days of Elisha, they never thought of or even imagined traveling by air …

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In our first reading we see the attempt to terrorize the prophet Jeremiah, but he refuses to be terrorized or intimidated by terrorism. He hears so many disparaging him, terror from every side. Those who used to be his friends …

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The Solemnity we celebrate today, Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ dates back to the 13th century, though it celebrates something much older. The word of God did not take flesh in the 13th century just …

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Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the mystery of the three persons in one Godhead. This is a mystery, we cannot fully understand it just as it is written in Isaiah 55:8-9; for my thoughts are not …

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Few days ago we celebrated the ascension of Jesus Christ, he promised to send the advocate, the Holy Spirit. After Jesus was taken up to heaven, we see in our first reading this morning that the apostles together with the …

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, A Read More »

In our Creed we express our faith in God, maker of all things; visible and invisible. The visible is the material world while the invisible is the spirit world. God is Spirit, and in our first reading we see two …

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In our first reading this morning we see a drama we cannot overlook, a drama with both negative and positive interpretations. It happened when the number of the early Christians was increasing. There was a report of discrimination among the …

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Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, good shepherd Sunday and a day set aside by the Church to specially pray for vocation to the priesthood and the religious life; hence the name vocation Sunday. Jesus said he is the …

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We are still celebrating the power and glory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, His victory over sin and death. We see the boldness that comes with the resurrection power with the help of the Holy Spirit, it was on …

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Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, we continue to glory in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, the Church is blessed with power and authority even …

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Last night, the whole Church kept vigil to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to celebrate that beautiful early morning on which Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. It was the custom in Palestine to visit the tomb of a …

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The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. The grave is the ‘home’ of the dead, the …

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I once met a friend reading a book titled, “how to be successful”. Though I have not read that book, but I strongly believe that it is all about planning, strategizing, knowing what to do and what not to do …

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Our reflections this morning is centered round been thirsty. It begins with the ancient Israel, they were tormented by thirst as they traveled from Egypt through the desert to the Promised Land. It is natural and expected that they become …

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Today as we celebrate the second Sunday of Lent, we are reminded once again to be renewed, to be transformed like Jesus Christ. Jesus was transformed on a mountaintop, he took with him three of his apostles; Peter, James and …

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Sometime ago I had the privilege of directing a retreat in one of the female religious institutes in Nigeria, and in one of the sections we reflected on the topic, “Do not close the door.” I encouraged them never to …

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Our first reading this morning says that Zion complained that the Lord has abandoned her, he has forgotten her. Zion here refers to the city of God and his people, they complained in the land of their exile that God …

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When atrocity is committed especially in the Church or against the Church and the offender seem to be let loosed, people often react by saying that God has changed, if it were the God of the Old Testament he would …

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One of the greatest gift God has given to man is the gift of freedom, the gift of free will.  We are free to serve God or to serve idols and be held responsible for every of our deliberate actions. …

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A week ago we reflected on the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus taught the eight beatitudes. Today’s gospel reading from the same Matthew’s account is a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount. In the beatitudes Jesus summarized his …

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In all our scripture passages today; the first reading, the second and the gospel passage from Matthew’s account, we see a reflection of a particular theme. They talk about integrity, humility, the need to rely on God. The prophet Zephaniah …

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The prophet Isaiah says that the people that walked in darkness has seen a great light; on those who live in the land of deep shadow a light has shone. And Jesus Christ is the light that has shone in …

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John the Baptist is a very popular figure in the New Testament. Even from birth people were already asking; what will this child grow up to be. There was a kind of confusion about his identity that even led the …

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“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?  For we have observed his star in the East, and have come to worship him” (Mt 2:2). With these words, the Magi, come from afar, tell us the …

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Today, the whole Catholic world celebrate the solemnity of the epiphany of the Lord. It is a celebration of the revelation of the Lord; God revealing himself in his Son Jesus Christ. It is not by chance that we celebrate …

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“Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart! (Lk 2:19).  In these words, Luke describes the attitude with which Mary took in all that they had experienced in those days.  Far from trying to understand or master …

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My heart is filled with joy and thanksgiving as we begin a new year; it is not by might that we are counted among the living but by the grace of God. Beginning the year with the solemnity of Mary …

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour. On …

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In my homily a week ago I emphasized the prophesies of Isaiah, how he prophesized that a maiden is with a child and will soon give birth. The pregnant maiden was a sign of hope to King Ahaz and the …

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Today is the last Sunday of advent, Christmas is here already as the prophet Isaiah said that the maiden is with a child and will soon give birth to a son. He spoke this prophesy when king Ahaz and the …

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In our first reading this morning we hear the prophet Isaiah prophesized about the coming of the Messiah, he calls on the wilderness and the dry lands to exult, he calls on the wasteland to rejoice and bloom because our …

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We are already in the second week of advent, and St. Paul reminds us in the second reading this morning that Everything that was written long ago in the scriptures was meant to teach us something about hope from the …

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Today we begin the advent season, the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word “advent” is from the Latin word “adventus”, meaning “coming”. Advent is a season of expectation, anticipation and a season of …

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Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the universal king, and this feast marks the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar. It is a celebration we can consider ancient and new. It is ancient because God did not become king …

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The worst thing that can happen to any person is to doubt the resurrection of Jesus Christ. No matter how divided Christians have become today, even if there are millions of Christian denominations round the world none has come out …

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Our first reading this morning from the book of wisdom says something very interesting, it reminds me of the creation story as recorded in the book of Genesis 1:31. God saw everything he had made, and indeed, it was very …

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A week ago in our gospel passage, Jesus told a parable about the need to pray always. He talked about a certain judge who neither feared God nor has respect for man; Jesus called him an unjust judge. This morning …

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In many parts of the Church in Africa especially, the word “attack” has become so very common. Many sees themselves as been under attack too often, but that is not a big deal. The big deal is, what do we …

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In our liturgy today we are reminded of the danger of ingratitude and the power of thanksgiving. It is written in Psalm 100:4, enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name. …

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Our world no doubt is becoming so unsafe for man, from one part of the world to the other the echoes of war hits the airwaves. National and international media houses open and closes daily with news of bombings, destructions, …

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Many Christians believe that God loves the poor, the widows and orphans more than the rich. But that idear reflects a superficial look at the scripture and a misunderstanding of the unconditional love of God. I am not in doubt …

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How eye-catching is our first reading this morning from the book of the prophet Amos; Amos, a mere shepherd from Judah was called by God to minister in the northern kingdom of Israel,to speak in the name of God against …

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God led the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt through the desert to the promised land, he used Moses and Aaron as his instruments. It was a journey of forty years, and unimaginable things happened within this …

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The human mind is so deep that it is almost indecipherable. Though through psycholoanalysis and other psychological efforts man tries to understand the human mind to a level; if therefore we cannot fully understand the human mind, then we can …

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As a little boy I heard my father advised my elder sister to be mindful of those who wants to be her friends immediately she arrived a new place. He said, those early friendship seakers in most cases only wants …

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In our Christian journey there is need to constantly look back, to look back not like the one who puts his hand on the plow  to look back in fear and uncertainty (Lk. 9:62), but to look back in faith …

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A week ago we read how the angels of God visited Abraham, in continuation of that same passage from the scripture we see the same angels left Abraham’s house and made their way towards Sodom. Sodom and Gomorrah was a …

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This morning we read about the call of the prophet Elisha the son of Shabbat of Abel Meholah, to take over from the prophet Elijah; the call was dramatic. The prophet Elijah was sent to anoint Elisha as his successor, …

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We take our first reading from the book of the Prophet Zechariah, a book that is not very popular amongst many Christians like those of prophet Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The book of the prophet Zechariah is divided into two; …

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King David was a king after God’s own heart, he loved him and blessed him beyond imagination. Even from childhood God marked him for greatness by granting him victory over Goliath the giant who fought on the side of the …

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In our readings today God shows himself as the God who restores all things, even life. The first reading is about the prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, it was the period of the drought as pronounced by the …

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Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the mystery of the three persons in one Godhead. This is a mystery, we cannot fully understand it just as it is written in Isaiah 55:8-9; for my thoughts are not …

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Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, the day we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles in a special way. I said specially because the Holy Spirit did not begin to exist on that day. Before Pentecost, the …

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Few days ago we celebrated the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven and in a week’s time we shall be celebrating Pentecost Sunday, the descent of the Holy Spirit. In-between the ascension and Pentecost Sunday is what one Rev. Fr. …

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I am very much interested in our first reading this morning because it reflects exactly what is happening in our society today, it reminds us of the challenge before us to rise to defend the faith of our fathers just …

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In our world today many people are no longer interested in the meaning of the names they bear, people nick name themselves and answer all sorts of names . I believe that there is power in names,  God himself had …

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Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, good shepherd Sunday and a day set aside by the Church to specially pray for vocation to the priesthood and the religious life; hence the name vocation Sunday. Jesus said he is the …

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We are still celebrating Easter, we still glory in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus means more than just rising from the dead to a believer, it is our restoration. Unless we learn to see the death …

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Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, we continue to glory in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, the Church is blessed with power and authority even …

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We are almost at the heart of the Lenten season, the Passion Week, a week that reminds us of the pains it took Jesus to construct the road upon which the father wants us to travel. He reminds us in …

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The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I have taken the shame of Egypt away from you. That shame of Egypt could be seen as whatever the Egyptians had turned the Israelites into. The Egyptians turned them into slaves, laughing stock, beggars, …

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Rev. Sr. Briege McKenna in one of her talks shared an experience she had somewhere in India, in a particular temple. She said she entered the temple and there was a very loud drumming. The reason for the loud drumming …

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Our gospel reading today reminds me of Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister, activist and the leader of the African-American Civil Right movement. Martin Luther King Jr.  watched his people been humiliated and treated as second class human …

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Our readings this morning are very encouraging and reassuring of God’s mercy; we are encouraged today never to let our smallness, our weaknesses to separate us from God but to challenge us to go close to God for strength.  The …

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In my homily a week ago, I strongly preached against the abuse of God’s gifts. I stressed the fact of how some Catholics are letting the gifts of God meant for the good and unity of the Church divide them, …

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In our first reading this morning, Ezra the priest brought the book of the Law; the scripture, and read it to the people from morning till noon. The people listened to the word of God as Ezra read and explained …

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