YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Contentment is Better Than Riches

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Contentment is Better Than Riches BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.” *(Luke 9:3)*_ God does not give anyone an assignment without also giving him or her the necessary instruments and equipment to accomplish the task. Indeed, he equips us long before he even spells out the mission for us. Once you are able to recognize your gifts, talents…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Help, Do not Hinder.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Help, Do not Hinder. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it’ – when you have it with you.” *(Proverbs 3:27-28)*_ Two years ago, I experienced the toughest moment of my life so far. I had just been transferred and I was in dire…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Stomach Evangelization: Winning Souls Through Eating and Drinking.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Stomach Evangelization: Winning Souls Through Eating and Drinking. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.” *(Matthew 9:10)*_ Yesterday, our Gospel passage spoke of how Jesus was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Today, coincidentally, Jesus is again at table but this time, in the house of Matthew. One thing that is clear…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Love is Greatest of all Gifts.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Love is Greatest of all Gifts. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” *(1 Corinthians 13:1)*_ Amongst the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, one which we often take for granted is the gift of Love. People tend to look at those who speak in tongues as very holy people, a lot of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: What Unites Us is Greater Than What Pulls Us Apart.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: What Unites Us is Greater Than What Pulls Us Apart. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“He came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise.’ And the dead man sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.” *(Luke 7:14-15)*_ Yesterday, we saw how Jesus spoke the word from a distance and the slave of the Centurion instantly became well. The…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Rejoice, Leap for Joy, for Behold Your Reward is in Heaven.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Rejoice, Leap for Joy, for Behold Your Reward is in Heaven. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!” *(Luke 6:22)*_ How do you feel when you get an alert? How do you feel when you get called to resume your dream job? How do you feel when your business…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Better Be Wronged Than Go Before An Unbeliever.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Better Be Wronged Than Go Before An Unbeliever. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“To have lawsuits at all with one another is defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?” * (1 Corinthians 6:7)*_ Whether we like it or not, as long as we continue to live together as humans, we are bound to have disputes and misunderstanding among ourselves. Even best of friends have quarrels from time to time. I…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: The Law of Love Supersedes All Other Laws.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 23RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Law of Love Supersedes All Other Laws. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” *(Luke 6:9)*_ There is a story of a housemaid who while cleaning the sitting room one day mistakenly broke an expensive piece of art. She almost lost her job in the process but for the timely intervention of her parents…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: FACE TO FACE WITH SATAN'S ANGER.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FACE TO FACE WITH SATAN’S ANGER. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Ah! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?” *(Luke 4:34)*_ Picture this scenario: You were part of a light chatter with your colleagues at work, everyone was cracking jokes freely. You felt so relaxed that you ended up making a real big jest of your overall boss. A statement you uttered sent the entire staff rolling on…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: FOOLISHNESS VERSUS WISDOM.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 21ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FOOLISHNESS VERSUS WISDOM. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: “The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever, I will thwart.” *(1st Corinthians 1:18-19)* Whenever the scriptures talk about foolishness, it always does so within the context of wisdom. We become wise only…

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