HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF THE STO. NIÑO (Philippines) (6) HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN;MODEL IN OBTAINING THE KINGDOM

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF THE STO. NIÑO HOMILY THEME: CHILDREN;MODEL IN OBTAINING THE KINGDOM BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (MK. 10:13-16) In the day’s Gospel, the Feast of Sto. Nino in the Philippines, Jesus points to the children as a model in obtaining the Kingdom. He specifically cited that childlike acceptance of the Kingdom is necessary. Clearly, Jesus is referring to some specific attitudes of a child which one must live to be worthy of the Kingdom. Dependence immediately comes to…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF SANTO NIÑO (Philippines) (5)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF SANTO NIÑO HOMILY THEME: BE LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 10:13-16 A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, “Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, ‘Ryan, you…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (4) HOMILY THEME: ONLY FORTY DAYS MORE....

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: ONLY FORTY DAYS MORE…. BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Jonah 3:1-5.10    Second reading – 1 Cor. 7:29-31 Gospel – Mk. 1:14-20 The major term of Jonah’s preaching to the people of Nineveh as we see in today’s first reading was: “Only forty days more and Nineveh is going to be destroyed” Jonah 3:4. A period of forty days is a time fix often mentioned in the Bible. In many places where it was used,…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: IMMEDIATE ALACRITY

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: IMMEDIATE ALACRITY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: I remember faintly a conversation I had with my mother when I just attained school age. In the early hours of the morning she woke me up and said, “It is time for you to begin school.” She added, “Would you prefer to begin today or tomorrow?” I took the second choice and responded, “Tomorrow.” I guess, I preferred to begin the following day because I was still enjoying…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF THE BLESSED MICHAEL IWENE TANSI (2) HOMILY THEME: HE WHO HAS GOD HAS EVERYTHING 

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. FEAST OF BLESSED MICHAEL IWENE TANSI HOMILY THEME: HE WHO HAS GOD HAS EVERYTHING BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: In our Gospel passage this morning, Jesus gives us two parables wherein he compares the kingdom of God to a field that contains a treasure and a pearl of great value. In both instances, a man had to sell all he has to buy it. The emphasis is on “ALL.” If we must make heaven, we should be…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS WAS MISUNDERSTOOD 

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS WAS MISUNDERSTOOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 3:20-21) In the day’s Gospel, Jesus was accused of being “out of His mind.” It came to a point when those around Him, maybe even His own apostles, have doubted His sanity. Why would one teach loving the enemy, selling everything you own, embrace suffering even death, forgive so many times, erasing debts, living in radical poverty and claims to be the Messiah,…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2)

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WINNING A WAR WITHOUT FIGHTING BY: Rev Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 SAM 24:3-21) One may ask “preacher how can one win a war without fighting? Is it possible? ” David has demonstrated it to us in the above passage. He never threw a stone yet he brought his enemy to his knees. He had God for his avenger just as Paul tells us that vengeance belongs to God (Rom 12:19). David still saw Saul as the…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: REPENT; BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL 

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: REPENT; BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Repent! Here we are in Ordinary Time and it sounds like Lent! The beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ begins with Jesus calling His followers to repent. Repent in this context means to change the direction of one’s life. And we see with clarity where Jesus is pointing us: Believe in the Gospel! The first reading today is the story of…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (1) HOMILY THEME: TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED 

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (1 Sam. 24:3-21) In the day’s first reading David had an opportunity to kill Saul who was hunting him. Realizing Saul as an anointed king, he settled on just cutting a piece of Saul’s cloak unnoticed. When David revealed himself to Saul later, he showed Saul the piece of cloth and told Saul of his goodwill. Saul recognized David’s intentions and finally accepted him as the…

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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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