WHEN YOU KILL A PRIEST…(Nigerian Catholic Priest murdered)

Imagine that St. Augustine’s Catholic Church was filled on a Sunday morning with people from different parts of the world who had come for mass only to be told told that their priest had been killed some few minutes ago. Although like every other person the priest is human; nevertheless, in the imagination above, no person in the imagined church can carry out the killed priest’s ministry unless he is to be ordained a priest within a twinkle of an eye. What if there are no other priests in the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) TOPIC: RECEIVING THE BREAD OF LIFE MEANINGFULLY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TOPIC: RECEIVING THE BREAD OF LIFE MEANINGFULLY BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Jn 6:24-35 Message # 408: “Bear Within Yourselves the Witness of Jesus” 1.The Marian Message a. This message of the Blessed Mother intends to encourage her priests and faithful to remain steadfast in their witnessing of Jesus. These are the times of purification, apostasy and tribulations. She calls on her children never to waver, but to have trust and confidence in her maternal presence and protection: “Remain serene.…

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… ON WHOM TO REST

… ON WHOM TO REST Is it wise to rest on others? Is it wise to rest on no one? Do you enjoy having people rest on you? “No man is an Island” is a notable English saying. Life often demands that we depend on one another for the mutual well being of all and sundry. However, to absolutely depend on a mortal being is undertaking a suicide mission. Sometimes, those responsible for one’s trouble are “the most trusted folks.” Is this a call to distrust? Absolutely No! If we…

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DO YOU LOVE ME?

DO YOU LOVE ME? I was reflecting on the possibility of my asking one who betrayed me thrice, the question of love. However, Jesus Christ asked Peter; do you love me? Imagine the offence of Peter against Jesus! Denied Christ three times! Vowed previously never to do so! Does he Peter deserve to have been asked the question of love when his action already showed hate? The question of love can only be asked when we do not write off our enemies and those who loved us but failed us;…

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OPEN THE NEXT PAGE

OPEN THE NEXT PAGE Life is a book with several pages. As dusk turns dawn in the journey of life so the pages of our respective life’s book open. We awake somedays to realize our book has been turned to a beautiful page and we smile. At other times, we go to bed with the awareness that our book has opened to an ugly page and we cry. Many make life a station whenever an ugly page opens in their life’s book. Life is a journey and requires a continuous…

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