YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: CHALLENGES OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: CHALLENGES OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: Christianity calls us to God’s way of life that stands for goodness and truth. But in keeping to this godly way of life, challenges are bound. In today’s first reading we see a semblance of the out cry of the suffering servant in the book of the prophet Isaiah (53). Here the author narrates the evil plots against the righteous one coupled with insults and the desire to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID YOUR GOD WILL COME AND SAVE YOU

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DO NOT BE AFRAID YOUR GOD WILL COME AND SAVE YOU BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Our God is a saving God. At the root of his interest in us, is his concern for our welfare and redemption (Jer 29; 11) . In Isaiah 35, we notice that God’s coming is intimately tied to the return of the people of Israel from exile, which actually is part of the salvation God promised his people. Our theme today…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO GOD'S TRADITION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIVING ACCORDING TO GOD’S TRADITION BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: May I wish you all the very best in this new month of September. Tradition has been defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. A tradition is also a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. God’s tradition as…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: In life there’s always a moment of sober reflection and decision making. This moment is greatly encouraged for children of God to observe from time to time, so as to reflect over their lives and make a renewal or take a decision towards God. In today’s first reading, God’s word presents us with the renewal of the covenant which Joshua called the Tribe’s of Israel…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: REFLECTING ON THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: REFLECTING ON THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: The miracle of the loaves and fish is one of the few stories that are found in all four of the Gospels. Each of the accounts contains a verse similar to this one found in today’s gospel: “they all ate and were satisfied and the disciples picked up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LACK OF FAITH IS A LIMITATION TO GOD’S BLESSINGS BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: In the letter to the Hebrews, we read that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (11, 1). And the letter went on to give examples of individual faith experiences from Abel, through Enoch to Abraham and Moses, and further proceeded to the collective faith of the Israelites (11, 4-40). Thus emphasizing that faith is essential…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: JESUS IS THE LORD OF THE WIND AND SEAS: HE CALMS OUR EVERY STORM

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: JESUS IS THE LORD OF THE WIND AND SEAS: HE CALMS OUR EVERY STORM BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Storms are part of the lived human experiences. There isn’t life without a storm. And this storm can take various dimensions to stare us in the face. In today’s first reading we hear of God’s response to Job’s complaints about the numerous and almost incessant storms in his life (Job 38, 1; 8-11). We are aware from the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: THE SERPENT TRICKED ME, AND I ATE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE SERPENT TRICKED ME, AND I ATE BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: The story in today’s first reading is reminiscent of the “Fall of Man” (Gens 3, 9-15, 20). This story exposes the Human weakness, and St Paul pointed to the weak nature of humanity in the second reading (“2Cor 4, 16-17). This is not to say that we are justified when we fall into temptation, No! In the story of the fall we see how the…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (9) HOMILY THEME: JESUS THE ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: JESUS THE ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: “For there is no other name giving in heaven or on the earth by which we can be saved but the name of Jesus” (Acts 4, 12). The name of “Jesus” signifies the person of Jesus Christ. What the blood of animals of various kinds could not achieve, Jesus achieved for us through his blood; washing our sins away with his blood, shed on the cross…

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HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: AS THE FATHER HAS SENT ME, SO I SEND YOU

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: AS THE FATHER HAS SENT ME, SO I SEND YOU BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: As we continue to celebrate the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we praise him for restoring our hope in God. He joins us in this celebration by his visits to his disciples both individually and collectively, to show that he has truly risen as he said. Today’s gospel presents us with the events of the first and second visits of Jesus to…

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