HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2) HOMILY THEME: THE BEAUTY OF DEATH

HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD HOMILY THEME: THE BEAUTY OF DEATH BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17. Just yesterday, we celebrated the Epiphany of Jesus Christ, today, we are officially bringing the…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (2) HOMILY THEME: Healing is Always Available for Those who Believe.

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: Healing is Always Available for Those who Believe. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“The blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ Then he touched their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith be it done to you.” *Matthew 9:28-29.*_ Following the pattern of our reading since the beginning of Advent, our first reading today proclaims a prophecy of what…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: God Never Fails; His Words Must Surely Come to Pass.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: God Never Fails; His Words Must Surely Come to Pass. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” *Isaiah 25:9*_ _“And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.” *Matthew…

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YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT (3) HOMILY THEME: HOW BLESSED ARE THE HUMBLE.

YEAR C: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT HOMILY THEME: HOW BLESSED ARE THE HUMBLE. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.” *Luke 10:21.*_ In our Gospel passage this morning, we hear Jesus blessing God for hiding certain things from the wise and revealing them to mere infants. Who are these infants Jesus was referring to?…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: PREPARE FOR HARVEST.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 34TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: PREPARE FOR HARVEST. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud; ‘Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.’ So he who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.” *Revelation 14:15-16.*_ Using very graphic images, John in…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: EATING THE BITTER SCROLL.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: EATING THE BITTER SCROLL. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it; it was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. And I was told, ‘You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.’” *Revelation 10:10-11*_ What tastes sweet in one’s mouth only to become bitter in the stomach? It…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: WORTHY IS THE LAMB.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WORTHY IS THE LAMB. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing!.” *Revelation 5:11-12*_ In Genesis 22, 1 to 12, we encounter the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Kpor! Kpor!! Kpor!!! Jesus is Knocking; He wants to Eat with You.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Kpor! Kpor!! Kpor!!! Jesus is Knocking; He wants to Eat with You. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house.’” *Luke 19:8-9*_ Sharing a meal with someone goes beyond merely filling one’s stomach with food.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: HAVE I GROWN COLD SPIRITUALLY?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 33RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HAVE I GROWN COLD SPIRITUALLY? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” *Revelation 2:3-4*_ Can you take your minds to the moment you became a Christian? Do you recall back in the days when your love for God was hotter than fire? Perhaps,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Adopt the Wisdom of Noah.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Adopt the Wisdom of Noah. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” *Luke 17:26-27*_ Could it be that Jesus is telling us to fast perpetually? Never to eat or drink again?…

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