Mission: The Work of the Holy Spirit

My dear friends, the first reading today is very inspiring. It demonstrates the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the people after the resurrection of Christ that ensued the missionary activities of the disciples. At the end of the first missionary journey and prior to the verses of the reading today, Paul…

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The Mandate of Christ

My dear friends, the readings of today are very inspiring. There is a close connection between the gospel and the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles. The invitation of Christ after his resurrection: ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation,’ is obeyed by the disciples. The same…

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The Fulfillment of the Law

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My dear friends, the readings today are very inspiring. Moses in the first reading instructs the people of Israel to observe the laws and commandments of God. He assured them that the observance of the laws would give them life and the strength to enter and take possession of the land God is giving them.…

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The Power Over the Future Belongs to God

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The Audience of James My dear friends, the first reading today is very interesting. St James is addressing the Jews, who were known for their commercial abilities and expertise in business and trade. As such, they changed cities and developed the economies of the areas they lived in. To that effect, countries offered them citizenship…

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Sunday of the Word of God

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Every third Sunday of the Ordinary Time of the Year, has been designated by Pope Francis, as the Sunday of the Word of God. And we have the readings describe the ministry of the reader and the priest in every liturgical assembly – especially on Sundays – in our different churches. We read how the…

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Prepare the Way of the Lord: The Messenger

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The readings today are very reflective of the season in which we are in. They present us with the loving interest of God over His people for their salvation. And to completely achieve this, He speaks through the prophet Malachi in the first reading that He is going to send his messenger to prepare a…

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The End of Time

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The Destruction of the Temple My dear friends, today’s Gospel presents an interesting discussion about the temple of Jerusalem which was the pride of the Jews at the time of Jesus. They admired its magnificence especially the decorations which were of fine stonework of golden jewels and votive offerings. The Jews believed that it would…

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Urgent Call to Repentance

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Jesus’ Stand on Good and Evil My dear friends, the Gospel today begins with two incidences of disasters that can challenge one’s faith and belief in God. This is because we normally have the wrong notion – as some of the Jews did at the time of Jesus – that material prosperity is a sign…

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The Power of Conscience

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My dear friends, the gospel today is a very interesting one. It calls to mind the incident that happened between John the Baptist and Herod the Tetrarch. Herod put John in prison and later murdered him in favor of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, for the condemnation of their adulterous acts. It seemed…

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