A Call to Seek for Divine Wisdom with Faith and Humility

The coming of Jesus the Messiah, and his forerunner John the Baptist, were totally different from the glorious and princely expectations of people of their time. Today, how do we understand John the Baptist’s imprisonment, the difficulties of his mission and the persecutions, and the Cross of Jesus? Were these divine disavowals, or, on the…

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Called to Preach the Gospel in Words and Actions

Called to Preach the Gospel in Words and Actions

As we meditate on the last chapter of the Gospel according to Mark, the message of Paul VI to Christians comes to my mind. While speaking to some members of Lay Council 48 years ago during the General Audience, Pope Paul VI said: “Contemporary man listens more willingly to witnesses than to masters, or if…

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Learning from the Journey of Faith of the Disciples of Jesus

Today’s Gospel sounds like a farewell message Jesus addressed to his disciples. In John 13, while washing the feet of his disciples during the Jewish Passover feast, Jesus announced to them his future betrayal by one of them, his agony, his death, and his resurrection. Having probably noticed how sad and worried his disciples were,…

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His Love For Us Is Stronger Than Our Betrayals

Prophet Isaiah introduces us in today’s meditation with his message on the “suffering servant.” Even in his suffering, this servant is able to speak to the weary a word that will revive them. He was nonviolent notwithstanding his persecution; but with complete trust in God, he says: “The Lord is my help.” We have here…

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Listening to God

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In the Transfiguration humanity is adopted by God so that we understand more our identity as children of God. The voice of God the father confirms the identity of Christ before his disciples saying, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.” God the Father preaching the Good News to the disciples and to us.…

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In This Hope We Are Saved

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At the center of every human life is the quest for happiness and well-being. There are moments when we share collective happiness; for example, during the just concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON), lovers of football vibrated with joy. The coming super bowl sport is certainly going to be great national event in the US.…

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Encountering God Through Conversion of Heart

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Today’s first reading helps us to better understand these words of Jesus: “With God all things are possible.” This story of Balaam is very interesting because it teaches that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. Cultivating the Right Disposition of Heart Balaam, a pagan soothsayer, who was sent…

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Saved by the Truth

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The word of God today challenges us on how coherent our lives as Christians are. The word of God is a lamp for our feet, and a light for our path. (Cf. Psalm 119, 105) It is also this lamp that exposes the contradiction in us, not to humiliate us, but to save us from…

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