HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD (2) HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENTATION OF THE OMBUDSMAN (THE FEAST OF PRESENTATION OF THE LORD)

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF PRESENTATION OF THE LORD HOMILY THEME: THE PRESENTATION OF THE OMBUDSMAN (THE FEAST OF PRESENTATION OF THE LORD) BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: “Ethical pollution”, according to Archbishop Fulton J. sheen, “demands a solution. It needs an “Ombudsman””. In the fullness of time both the Steward (man) and the Garden (Earth) became contaminated with evil giving rise to ceaseless acts of wickedness. Every known option was exhausted like provision of judges, kings, prophets, priests and animal sacrifices. The Almighty had another plan – the sending…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21st WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: THE GOD OF SURPRISES

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 21st WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE GOD OF SURPRISES BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 COR 1:26-31:, MATT 25:14-30) If God should stop surprising us then He would be our equal. His ways surprise us because they surpass us. God has surprised the world with basically two things:His choices and His Judgements. God chooses the weak, the foolish, the ignoble rather than the mighty, the wise and the noble of the world. It amazes us. Why would God go to the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 10TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: "WHAT GOD LOOKS FOR IN A MAN"(1 KINGS 19:19-21)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “WHAT GOD LOOKS FOR IN A MAN”(1 KINGS 19:19-21) BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: I. RESPONSIVENESS: Elisha happened to be the last in the list to be anointed but he becomes the first to respond and receive appointment. God is not looking for the first person in the list but the willing soul to follow. Readiness! The last can be the first. II. HUMILITY: 12 yokes of oxen is a fortune. This shows how rich Elisha…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 10TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: "MAN OF GOD GET OUT OF YOUR CAVE!" (1 Kings 19:9,11-16)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: “MAN OF GOD GET OUT OF YOUR CAVE!” (1 Kings 19:9,11-16) BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: What makes Elijah different from any of us? Nothing! Yet he calls down fire and rain from heaven at will. Two things mark Elijah’s uniqueness. Not his miracle powers but his faith and prayer. Yet today we are faced with his weakness to show that he is not that extraordinary. He is on the run from a woman. He couldn’t…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: LEADING BY CARING

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: LEADING BY CARING BY: Rev. Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (THE FEAST OF THE CHAIR OF ST PETER) (1 PETER 5:1-4, MATT 16:13-19) The holy apostle, St Peter has throughout the spanning years of the Church’s history been accorded the honour of being the Primus inter pares among the Lord’s apostles. This honour is not made up by the church but is an esteemed position given to him by our Lord through the leading of the Holy Spirit…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 4TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: WHEN A SUCCESSFUL MAN DIES 

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WHEN A SUCCESSFUL MAN DIES BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 KINGS 2:1-4,10-12) All deaths are not the same. Some die accomplished while some die with regrets. Those who die accomplished leave their success behind for their successors to carry on while those that die with regrets leave a bleak future for their successors to grapple with. The charge and instructions which David, when he was dying, gave to Solomon, his son and declared successor was…

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HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B. MEMORIAL OF SAINTS TIMOTHY AND TITUS (2) HOMILY THEME: THE GLORIOUS COWORKERS, TIMOTHY AND TITUS

HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE GLORIOUS COWORKERS, TIMOTHY AND TITUS BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: No one survives alone. We all need friends, coworkers and colleagues. Are you a business man? You need associate(s) whom you share your passion and aspirations with. If you are an evangelist or missionary you need associate evangelists who will stand by your side in travailing and dry evangelistic seasons when despair is about to set in. Paul who we celebrated yesterday is rightly called…

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HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: HOLINESS INSPIRES PRAISE

HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: HOLINESS INSPIRES PRAISE BY: Fr. Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (2 SAM 6:12-19) Why would one thing be precious to one person and poisonous to another? Why would the Eucharist sanctify one and condemn another? One thing seems obvious – disposition of mind. All of us have a spiritual capacity to receive grace through the sacraments. But some people have filled their spiritual receptacles with garbages of sin. Holiness and sin cannot cohabit in the same zone (Ps…

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HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 2ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (2) HOMILY THEME: THE FORCE OF JEALOUSY

HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE FORCE OF JEALOUSY BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: 1 SAM 18:6-9, 19:1-7 Empedocles one of the ancient philosophers holds that the universe is controlled by two opposite elements: unity and destruction. Unity is achieved by the principle of love which attracts and destruction is achieved by the principle of hatred which separates. I think this is true. What makes friends become enemies all of a sudden? What makes one who had rejoiced and praised someone…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAYIN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: CALLED AND SANCTIFIED

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B HOMILY THEME: CALLED AND SANCTIFIED BY: Rev. Fr Livinus Igbodekwe   HOMILY: (1 SAM 3:10,19, 1 COR 6:15,17-20, JN 1:35-42) The first step God takes in making one His child is “calling”. It often comes as an audible voice in the heart of man. For one to hear such a voice it requires a “disciple’s ear” (Isaiah 50:4). Every one of us Christians are called with the irrevocable call of God (Rom 11:29) to follow Christ the Way, the Truth, and the…

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