REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1). TOPIC: GOD’S GENEROSITY

REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: GOD’S GENEROSITY BY: Fr Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Message # 515: “Let Yourselves Be Possessed by His Love” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds all her children, especially the priests, of the immense love of Jesus for all of them: “How much Jesus loves you!” She enumerated the proofs of this love: the Incarnation, his public mission, his sufferings and death, and most especially the institution of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the…

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TWO THINGS TO AVOID

TWO THINGS TO AVOID Good should be done while evil should be avoided. There are many instances of evil to be avoided as there are several goods to be done. However, in this reflection, I reflect on two evils all and sundry must desist from. 1. Never raise someone’s hope when you know you are not willing and will never be ready to fulfilling your promise concerning the realization of the hope raised in another. If you will not assist someone in any good the person requests from you, it…

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LET GO AND LET GOD: A Reflection on forgiveness.

LET GO AND LET GOD: A Reflection on forgiveness. There are many areas in our lives in which we need to let go and let God. However, there is a particular area in the lives of many a people that has become so darkened and incapable of receiving light sequel of the blatant refusal of the persons involved to letting go of the petals of darkness preventing the penetration of light therein. Once encountered a sick woman bed ridden in a hospital in Lagos. Hankering to knowing the result of…

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JOB VERSUS HOME: A message to the married and those preparing to get married.

JOB VERSUS HOME: A message to the married and those preparing to get married. Dear, lots of marriages and families have been ruined and many more are on the verge of perdition. Why should you place anything before the loving marriage and family that God has given to you? Your job is meant to help make life comfortable for your family and not to destroy it. A job that gives you no time for wife, husband, children is not worth it at all no matter how much it brings. Some…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THURSDAY, FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS TOPIC: THE CROSS: SYMBOL OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY

REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS TOPIC: THE CROSS: SYMBOL OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Jn 3:13-17 – Salvation through the Cross of Jesus. Message # 551: “Jesus Crucified is Your Salvation” (TO THE PRIESTS, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests) . The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds us that we should preach only the true Jesus, and it is the crucified Jesus: “It is only Jesus Crucified who must today be preached and exalted by…

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YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: An advice to a friend.

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: An advice to a friend. Dear, life is not static. It presents us with a past, a present and a future. The past, present and future are constant phases in the progression of life. The present today will be past tomorrow and the future tomorrow will become present and past next tomorrow. While the past is behind us, the present is with us and the future is before us. Never allow your yesterday to hinder your joyful existence today, nor your today to obstruct your happy…

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REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) TOPIC: OUR BROTHER'S GUARD

REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: OUR BROTHER’S GUARD BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika Last Sunday Jesus gave us the terms and conditions of following him. They are self denial and carrying the cross to follow in his footsteps. Today he continues with the cost of discipleship. As discussed last Sunday, one of the crosses we carry is the cross of inconvenience. Today he gives each of a special assignment as guards over his earthly household and especially over our erring fellows to ensure that non…

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REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2).

REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A TOPIC: FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 18:15-20 Message # 599: “Round About My Cradle” 1. The Marian Message a) On Friday, September 8 (9 months after Dec 8), is the Feast of the Birth of Mary. She was conceived without sin in the womb of her mother St. Anne. And now the Immaculate Conception is born into the world, the only sinless human being of all times. The Woman chosen by God from eternity who will…

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REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1)

REFLECTION FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First: Ezk 33: 7-9; Second: Rom 13: 8-10; Gospel: Mt 18: 15-20 THEME OF THE READINGS On the basis of Vatican Council II, the Catechism presents various symbols of the Church: sheepfold, cultivated field, building of God, temple, family, Mystical Body of Christ, People of God (cf. 753-757). Today’s liturgical celebration introduces one more symbol, the Church as communion. The Gospel text chosen for this Sunday is taken from the so-called ecclesial discourse, whose core is fraternal love. In the…

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NOBLE QUEEN’S BIRTH: A reflection on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

NOBLE QUEEN’S BIRTH: A reflection on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each time one celebrates his or her birthday, one celebrates simultaneously his or her mother’s birthday; though for many, not consciously. No one would celebrate life without coming out from a woman’s womb alive. If we celebrate the birthday of Christ our Saviour, shall we not celebrate the birth of the woman from whose womb our Saviour was brought forth? The Virgin who accepted pregnancy to which no man would claim responsibility sequel of her profound humility,…

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