YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (6)

YEAR C: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT THEME: HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH…YOUR LIBERATION IS NEAR BY: Fr. Christian Eze   First reading- Jer. 33:14-16 Second reading – I Thess. 3:12–4:2 Gospel – Lk. 21:-28. 34-36 Talking about the signs of the end, Jesus said as read in today’s gospel: “When you see these things take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand” – Lk. 21:28. A good question is: what are these things referring to. Sure, they are the incidents Jesus described…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE (7) HOMILY THEME: A STRANGE KING, A STRANGE KINGDOM, BUT A BRAVE TYPE TO BE PRAISED

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE HOMILY THEME: A STRANGE KING, A STRANGE KINGDOM, BUT A BRAVE TYPE TO BE PRAISED BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Dan. 7:13-14 Second reading – Rev. 1:5-8 Gospel Jn. 18:33-37 The kingship of Jesus is not of this world. In the eyes of the world, it appears absurd. Imagine this type of a king:- The king in heaven who chose to become a slave on earth- The one who is truly a…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: SOWING AND REAPING

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: SOWING AND REAPING BY: Fr. Christian Eze   First reading – Dan. 1:-3 Second reading – Heb. 10:11-14 Gospel – Mk. 13:24-32 Common to both the first reading and the gospel of today is the theme of Divine retribution – reward for every deed of every man. From the prophet Daniel we read: “When that time comes… those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth many will awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace”…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: WHAT DO YOU SEE?

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: WHAT DO YOU SEE? BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – I Kgs 17:10-16 Second reading – Heb. 9:24-28 Gospel – Mk. 12:38-44 Honestly, during launching or special donations, our interests are at the peak usually at the beginning when “serious people” are coming out to mention their hundreds of thousands and tens of thousands. It would not be difficult at this time to notice the enthusiasm in the clapping of hands. But as soon as it drops…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) THEME: IMAGO DEI – IMAGE OF GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: IMAGO DEI – IMAGE OF GOD BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Deut. 6:2-6 Second reading – Heb. 7:23-28 Gospel – Mk. 12:28-34 To the question about which is the greatest commandment, Jesus answered “Listen Israel: Yahweh our God is the one Yahweh. You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength” This was the content of a prayer of the Jews called the Shema. The Shema was…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: P-U-S-H

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: P-U-S-H BY: Fr. Christian Eze First reading – Jer. 31:7-9 Second reading – Hebr. 5:1-6 Gospel – Mk. 10:46-52 PUSH! PUSH!! PUSH!!! Hope you are not thinking that our bus has broken down on the road and needed to be pushed. Or, are you thinking that a woman is struggling in the labor room? It’s none of the above. Yes, what we are simply saying is that no matter what the obstacle is, no matter how thick the darkness…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: ON TOP OF THE SITUATION

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: ON TOP OF THE SITUATION BY: Fr. Christian Eze   First reading – Is 53:10-11 Second reading – Heb. 4:14-16 Gospel – Mk10:35-45 There seems to be an inert desire in every mortal man to be on top, to become in charge, influential, command respect, having subjects and to be served. At any rate, whether on top of a situation or on top of others, what we must always bear in mind is that we succeed to climb our desired…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME:  THE BIRD AT HAND BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Wis. 7:7-11  Second reading – Heb. 4:12-13 Gospel – Mk 10:17-30 I remember the story of a man who never believed there is any God. One day, he fell off a cliff. As God would help him, his hands got hold of a branch which suspended him between heaven and earth. Up the heights, he began to feel terrible pains on his hands and so he…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING…

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING… BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Gen 2:18-24 Second reading – Heb. 2:9-11 Gospel – Mk 10:216 I still remember the first term paper I wrote as a first year student of Philosophy. It was on one of the ancient Philosophers, Heraclitus, who upheld the theory of change as the major factor of which our world is made. Yes, we are living in a changing world where nothing is preferred…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) THEME: NO SITTING ON THE FENCE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: NO SITTING ON THE FENCE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   First reading – Num. 11:25-29 Second reading – Jam. 5:1-6 Gospel – Mk. 9:38-42.45.47-48 I wanted to get angry at John the disciple of Jesus who came to seek permission to stop those working in Christ’s name. Why should he be so possessive of the name of Jesus? Is it meant for him alone? But on a second thought, I reasoned that he was only being courteous. Human being cannot…

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