HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: THE FORCE OF JEALOUSY

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE FORCE OF JEALOUSY BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: 1 SAM 18:6-9, 19:1-7 Empedocles one of the ancient philosophers holds that the universe is controlled by two opposite elements: unity and destruction. Unity is achieved by the principle of love which attracts and destruction is achieved by the principle of hatred which separates. I think this is true. What makes friends become enemies all of a sudden? What makes one who had rejoiced and praised someone…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: TEMPTATION IN BEING SOUGHT AFTER 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TEMPTATION IN BEING SOUGHT AFTER BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 3:7-12) In the day’s Gospel Jesus is being sought by so many people from different and far away places. His popularity had spread due to His miracles and teachings. Everyone wants to have a piece of Jesus’ presence, words, and works. It must have been very difficult. Years ago, we were visited by the pope. And we saw how he was secured by the…

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Reading for Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: gr

First Reading: (1Samuel 18: 6-9; 19: 1-7 ) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 56: 2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13) Gospel: (Mark 3: 7-12)   First Reading: (1Samuel 18: 6-9; 19: 1-7) Now when David returned, after be slew the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with timbrels of joy, and cornets. And the women sung as they played, and they said: I Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was exceeding angry, and this word was displeasing in his eyes,…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO THEM, ‘FOLLOW ME.’ AND IMMEDIATELY THEY FOLLOWED HIM.” (Mark 1:17-18)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “JESUS SAID TO THEM, ‘FOLLOW ME.’ AND IMMEDIATELY THEY FOLLOWED HIM.” (Mark 1:17-18) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: Mark 1:14-20 Why did he pick me? Was it because most of the others nearby were young nurses scurrying to clock-in for work? Was it because I was the only older person in sight not wheelchair-bound or unsteadily maneuvering a walker? Was it because of the Roman collar I was wearing? Or maybe it was because I was traveling against…

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STAND YOUR GROUND …

STAND YOUR GROUND … Your ground is Jesus Christ and righteousness. You must stand your ground when the spirit of the rulers of darkness rise up against you and troubles come your way. Ensure you do not shift grounds (Ecclesiastes 10:4). Stand your ground in my understanding means three important steps to victory in Christ; which are: *Do Not Be Afraid – Dear, God has not given you the spirit of timidity (II Tim 1:7). So, fear not, for God is with you (Isa 41:10) * Do Battle – We…

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WHERE LIES OUR MIRACLE?

WHERE LIES OUR MIRACLE? We make a fatal mistake when we live in regret of lost opportunities and glories be it spiritual, material, social or psychological. A living dog is better than a dead lion. St. Paul lived in progression not retrogression. One thing he did was; “putting behind him things that are past while pressing ahead with the vision of things before him”. See Phil 3:13-16. In the story of the “widow’s oil” I learnt something important I now share. She had lost almost everything to the extent that…

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HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: WHAT TO DO IN MOMENTS OF DANGER

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WHAT TO DO IN MOMENTS OF DANGER BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45. And so it happened that this young shepherd boy was anointed by Samuel and life just returned to normal again. Samuel…

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