The Prayer of Christ

My dear friends, the liturgy of today centers on the prayer of Jesus. He purposely offered the prayer to the Father to teach us the importance of prayer as well as teach us how to pray and what to pray for. It is a great lesson for us all to emulate. The Aura of Prayer…

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Talking About Jesus and Walking with Him

My dear friends, the gospel of this Sunday still describes the amazing news of the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. The news kept spreading every second and minute as against the tragic death of Jesus on Good Friday and the terrible fear it instilled among the followers and disciples of Christ. But with the…

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The Power of Intercessory Prayer of Moses

A view of jesus with open hands on the hill

Introduction My dear friends, the first reading today is very interesting. It reflects on what can happen if God allows his wrath on us; the love of Moses – the unselfish and servant leader of his people – and the power of intercessory prayer. The Failure of the Israelites God was angry with the people…

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The Revelation of Jesus

Lenten Season My dear friends, yesterday, we celebrated the beginning of Lenten period known as Ash Wednesday. We were marked with ashes on our foreheads, calling us to repentance and reminding us that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. Lent is a forty-day spiritual journey of prayer, fasting, penance, mortification, and almsgiving…

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Beware of Blasphemies Against the Holy Spirit

The Scribes My dear friends, the gospel today reflects not only the challenges of Jesus in his days in reaching out to people but also in our contemporary age and time. The Scribes were the major critics of Christ, and as such, they always attacked him to silence him. They searched for every opportunity to…

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The Sending of the Messenger

The Lord Restores His People By Fr. Sylvanus Amaobi

The readings today are very reflective of the season in which we are. They present us with the loving interest of God over His people for their salvation. The prophet Malachi in the first reading prophesies the sending of the messenger of the Lord to prepare the way before him. And the prophesied messenger is…

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Warning over Persecution

Warning over Persecution By Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu

My dear friends, in today’s gospel, Jesus sincerely tells his disciples what awaits them as his followers. He warns them thus: ‘men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment and bring you before kings and governors because of my name’ (Lk 21:12 -13). Again, he…

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The Prayer of the Humble Pierces the Clouds

Prayer of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector My dear friends, the liturgy of last Sunday exhorted us on the need to persistently pray with faith and good intention. And in response to that, two men in Jesus’ parable of today’s gospel, the Pharisee and the tax collector went up to the temple to pray.…

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Who Is Jesus to You?

My dear friends, in today’s gospel, Jesus puts forward a very important question to each one of us about himself and our relationship with him. He started the question by making enquiries about his status before the people. Jesus could not miss that opportunity to know what people think about him. He knew he had…

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The Anger of Jesus over Hypocrisy

The Life of the Pharisees My dear friends, the pharisees are very popular in the gospels. They always encounter Jesus because their lifestyles are opposed to the authentic teachings of Christ in the gospel. The pharisees are the influential, respected, and great teachers of the law among the Jews. But, they do not practice what…

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