Before You Go Naked

Before You Go Naked Reflection by: Fr Kelvin Ugwu A woman in her late 30s woke me up one early morning. According to her, her husband beat her and threw her out of the house in the middle of the night. She had to sleep in an uncompleted building. She spoke to me with tears and I was filled with anger. I could not imagine any man doing such to his wife. I decided to go with the woman to see her husband in their house. Of course, I was…

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9DAYS NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. DAY 1

9DAYS NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT MODERATOR: FR JUSTIN NZEKWE DAY 1 DAILY THEME: You are not too old or young to encounter the Holy Spirit.   BIBLE PASSAGE: Joel 2: 28-31 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of…

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THE STORY LEFT UNKNOWN

There are lots of stories already known. We often long to listen to stories yet untold and not stories already told. Yesterday we have known. Today we are knowing. Tomorrow we are yet to know. Thus, the worries and concerns about tomorrow with relation to human existence is a reality with us. What does the future hold? In attempting to anwsering the question posited above, we are often tempted to discard love, justice and peace to securing the future; thereby not allowing the means to justify the end. Why should…

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BLESSING FOR THE WEEK…

BLESSING FOR THE WEEK… May Yahweh the builder of Jerusalem gather the exiles of your family, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds.  May Yahweh give justice to every oppressed area of your life, food to the hungry segments of your existence and release to your incarcerated joys. You shall sing and dance for joy and will always be crowned with the salvation of Yahweh. I bless this week for you and your family + in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the…

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BE THOU OUR VISION

We often behold life with relation to the unfolding of our aspirations and dreams with an imperfect vision. Viewing the unravellings of life with a blurred vision; I have sometimes said and heard people say “if I were told it wouldn’t work or vice versa, I would not have believed it.” When we rely solely on our vision, we may often see darkness where light exist or joy where sadness wets the floor. Our vision is often blurred because they aren’t perfect in themselves unless perfected by God. Having viewed…

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THE PERFECT STRANGE EXAMPLE!

No matter whom we were, are or will become tomorrow with relation to genuine success; we must always remember we couldn’t have been or will never be if God’s face is hidden from us. The greater we are, the more humble we should become. Humility is a scarce virtue in the world today where respective persons seek to assert the self before everyone else’s. The one at the service of the other is often despised as having no identity whereas the one who is served is often considered the the…

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… NOT SLEEPING ON GOLD

One of the most preached gospel in the 21st Century is the Prosperity Gospel. Nearly everyone if not all desire to be prosperous. What about you? Does prosperity mean to sleep on gold? The notion of prosperity shared by many a people today is not distant from sleeping on gold. Is that your notion dear? There is an erroneous wide spread notion of prosperity today which largely contributes to the ruin of our nation and world. The battle against bribery and corruption would be futile or vain if the notion…

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…HOW MANY SOLDIERS ARE LEFT?

Woke from sleep with the memory of two soldiers who visited me during a counseling session requesting for prayers as they prepare to move to Borno State, Nigeria in the battle against the Islamic Fundamentalists Insurgency following their recent redeployment. I read an unspeakably tension on their faces and was moved by the remark made by one of them; “Fr, we have signed death by our profession as military men so we are ready to go.” A Christian is a soldier of Christ. A Christian must be ready to go…

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LONELINESS OF UNIQUENESS

The human person is not created to be a loner. Thus, good relationship with fellow human beings make life meaningful and worth living. However, there is a loneliness that should not be regretted despite its pain. It is the LONELINESS OF UNIQUENESS. When you are lonely because you have decided to live your life for God and not the world, such loneliness, is unique. It often comes naturally. Friends may not understand your new resolves to quitting certain bad habits you once considered fun with them. They may stop calling…

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WHEN WE APOLOGIZE!

WHEN WE APOLOGIZE! We sometimes find it difficult to say ‘SORRY’ especially when we strongly feel we have done nothing wrong. Relationships have been severally ruined because parties involved see no need to saying a sincere ‘SORRY’ and move on. Have you ever had to say you are SORRY? Is it always difficult for you to apologize? Does rendering apology suggest weakness? The one who apologizes and the one who never does, who is stronger? ‘I am SORRY’ is an expression that ensures continuos peaceful co-existence in human and divine…

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