THE VOICE IN VOICES

THE VOICE IN VOICES Have you ever been in a situation of hearing several voices? Do you know that hearing is different from listening? One could hear lots of voices but listen to a few or a voice. Which voice should one not only hear but listen as well? In the world, there are lots of voices. Often, we listen to voices we always hear. Today, there are the voices of fear, hate, unforgiveness, revenge, divorce, fraud, lust, disobedience, rebellion, betrayal, denial, greed, division, war, pride, brutality, murder … However,…

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… HEART AND HAND

… HEART AND HAND Why is the symbol of the heart used for love and not any other part of the exterior or internal organ of the human body? In my understanding, love primarily flows from the heart. Sympathy cannot be explained outside the heart. However, a loving heart requires a corresponding action of love for it’s perfection. It is not enough to sympathize with someone unless the sympathy leads to empathy. To sympathize is to feel with … while to empathize is to experience with. In the great words…

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WAIT THAN REGRET…

WAIT THAN REGRET… The journey of life is better taken in a slow but steady way than in a fast but unsteady manner. Is better to drive at a minimum speed and arrive than to drive at a maximum speed and never arrive. The world may call you a fool when you decide to go through the full length of the journey in pains refusing to cut corners by not taking shorter routes outside the map of the journey. “Had I known” is an expression of regret. It is often…

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40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 14 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe

40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.  DAY 14 Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe DAILY CHALLENGE: Pray, Pray, Pray DAILY THEME: It is not over. THINK ABOUT THIS: Child of God, why are you giving up at this point? Is it because sympathizers around you are already saying sorry to you as though all hope is lost? Is it because things have gotten soo bad that there seems to be no hope again. Mary and Martha in the city of Bethany once thought that after burying Lazarus their only brother in…

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CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS!

CHRISTMAS NOT DEVILMAS! The season we are gradually entering into is the most beautiful season of the year. The season in which families and friends are united in love to celebrate the birth of the “World’s Light.” What a wonderful and marvellous season this is! However, it has been observed by many a people that evil smiles at this time than other times in the year. Mishaps and moral decadence often colours the society’s wall. Thus, the topic of this reflection; Christmas not Devilmas! Christmas a season of love not…

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BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer.

BEGINNING OF THE END: A December reflection and prayer. Do you realize there is always a beginning to every end? Do you acknowledge that beginning of the end of a journey is no less important as the beginning of the journey itself? Where lies the joy of beginning well without ending well? The beginning of the end of any journey in life anticipated to end in testimony requires reflection. The voyager has to think of when, where and how he or she commenced the voyage. Such reflection with relation to…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (4) TOPIC: THE REIGN OF CHRIST

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI TOPIC: THE REIGN OF CHRIST BY: Fr Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 25:31-46 Message # 339: “The Way Which Leads You to His Kingdom” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reminds us of the coming of Christ to establish His reign in the world. It is her task to prepare the world for this “coming of the glorious reign of my Son, Jesus” (letter g). b) She describes the four areas of the reign of Jesus. The first is “in the hearts…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (3) TOPIC: GOOD STEWARDSHIP

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: GOOD STEWARDSHIP BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 25:14-30 Message # 510: “Open Your Hearts to Hope” (start at letter g). 1. The Marian Message a) The world is in a lot of uncertainty. Lots of apprehension, fears and doubts abound in the minds and hearts of people. Many have begun to lose hope and have become cynical and hopeless about the future. b) The Blessed Mother calls on all her children to “open your hearts in hope”. God…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (2) TOPIC: PREPARING FOR THE LORD’S COMING

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: PREPARING FOR THE LORD’S COMING BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas Gospel: Mt 25:1-13 Message #448: “The Times of Your Witness” 1. The Marian Message a) There is a need for Christians to give witness to the world: we are called upon to give Jesus to the world through our witnessing. We must make Jesus concretely alive to the people in the world through our life. We should be the living pictures of Jesus in our times. b) There are four…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (1) TOPIC: THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN AND THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. TOPIC: THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN AND THE SOULS IN PURGATORY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas All Saints Day/All Souls Day Gospel: Jn. 14:1-6; Jn 6:37-40; Mt 25:31-46 Message # 481: “At the Hour of Your Death” 1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother reiterates the teachings about the Church: there is only one Church, but three stages: Church Militant (the Church in the world), Church Suffering (the souls in Purgatory) and the Church Triumphant (the saints in heaven). The saints…

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