HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY THEME: RIGHT THING, RIGHT INTENTION

THEME: RIGHT THING, RIGHT INTENTION Fr. Gerald M. Musa LENT: Lent is a special season, which begins with Ash Wednesday and last for 40 days, excluding Sundays. The period of 40 days is very significant as it reflects the 40 days of Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:18); Elijah’s 40 days on Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8); 40 days of Flood in the days of Noah (Genesis 7:4); 40 years of Israel’s journey to the Promised Land; 40 days ultimatum for repentance given to the people of Nineveh by Jonah…

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ASH WEDNESDAY, WHAT IT TELLS US

Ash Wednesday reminds us that this world and everything in it passes away. It reminds us that we are dust and we shall return to dust. Ash Wednesday reminds our vain selves that our beautiful skin, no matter how gloriously adorned, is nothing but sand. When a man dies, he gradually turns into mere sand. Nothing remains of him, and animals feast on his flesh and bones until it decomposes. We really are nothing. The wealth we are all struggling for can be taken away from us by a single…

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Lent, the season of love

Today, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent. Lent is a forty days period of prayer, fasting, and abstinence, in commemoration of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation. During lent, we remember the suffering and death of our Lord, and we bring to mind the many times we have forsaken Him. We pray and fast in reparation for the many sins we have committed against Him, making sacrifices and putting in efforts to love him truly. During lent, we express our love for Jesus…

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REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL: A CLARION CALL ON ASH WEDNESDAY.

The Great African Saint from Hippo, St. Augustine said many years ago with relation to humanity and God; “… You have made us for yourself O God and our hearts are restless until they rest in You”. Jesus Christ is the Good news of God the Father to the world. Eternal Life is God’s gift to all those who would believe in Christ Jesus. The Holy Mother Church celebrating in the liturgical year the Life of Christ; presents us every year the season of Lent, the season of grace which…

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