YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (14) HOMILY THEME: GOD WILL PROVIDE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GOD WILL PROVIDE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: 1st reading – Amos 7:12-15               2nd reading – Eph 1:3-14             Gospel – Mk 6:7-13 I may not know exactly, but let’s call it survival instinct. I mean that which makes one naturally seek to save oneself from whatever would threaten to cause one discomfort of whatever sort. Hunger causes discomfort, so does exposure to danger whether threatened by nature…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: MADE IN NIGERIA

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: MADE IN NIGERIA BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: 1st reading – Ezk 2:2-5                        2nd reading – 2 Cor 12:7-10         Gospel – Mk 6:1-6 Growing up, I nursed the mentality, just as many did, that only commodities that are foreign are good and durable. Whenever I picked up any item, my interest was in seeing where it was written: made in Japan, made in Italy, made…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: BIG FOR SOMETHING

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BIG FOR SOMETHING BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Ezek 17:22-24 Second reading 2 Cor 5:6-10 Gospel – Mk 4:26-34 One cannot help not laughing when one hears the names Nigerians give to different brands and models of automobiles. You can imagine such names as “pure water” “baby boy” “first lady” “orobo” “end of discursion” “pencil light” “evil spirit” “muzzle” and so on. The one that made me laugh so much was the 2003 model…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (6)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST HOMILY THEME: EAT AND LIVE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Ex. 24:3-8 Second reading – Heb. 9:11-15 Gospel – Mk. 14:12-16,22-26 It is very painful that false doctrines have swept many into believing that the Eucharist is not the body and blood of Christ. To such people, it is meaningless, and as such, not worth receiving. But if we recall the event of the last supper in Matt. 26:26, Jesus Himself took…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (6) HOMILY THEME: WHAT THE LOCUST HAS EATEN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: WHAT THE LOCUST HAS EATEN BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Acts 1: 15-17. 20-26 Second reading – 1 Jn 4:11-26 Gospel – Jn. 17:11-19 Jesus was so concern with not losing any of those that the Father entrusted to Him. Yet He did lose one. In today’s gospel, He declares: “I kept those you had given me true to your name. I have watched over them and not one was lost except the one who chose…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (5) HOMILY THEME: THE PILLAR THAT HOLDS MY LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: THE PILLAR THAT HOLDS MY LIFE BY: Fr Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Acts 9:26-31 Second reading – 1 Jn 3:18-24 Gospel – Jn 15:1-8 “The younger son said to his father, ‘let me have the share of the estate that would come to me’… [He] got together everything… and left for a distant country”. Lk. 15:11-13 How else can we best describe the above lines taken from the story of the prodigal son if not in the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY (6) HOMILY THEME: THERE ARE VOICES AND THERE IS THE VOICE 

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: THERE ARE VOICES AND THERE IS THE VOICE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Acts 4:8-12 Second reading – 1 Jn. 3:1-2 Gospel – Jn. 10:11-18 There must be a difference between “hearing” and “listening”. To hear something could mean an act of sounds filtering into the external sense organ, the ear. There may not be any commitment to pay attention and act in accordance with the sound. One may hear but may not even understand. On the other hand,…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (6)

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WE NEED DIVINE ILLUMINATION BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY : First reading – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Second reading – 1 Jn 2:1-5 Gospel – Lk. 24:35-48 Many things are common to all the readings of today. Among these include the theme: “thinking that something or a situation is one thing when it is in actual sense, another thing all together”. In the first reading, the Jews who crucified Jesus thought they understood what they were doing, yet they did…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: BELIEVING IS SEEING 

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: BELIEVING IS SEEING BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Acts 4:32-35 Second reading – 1 Jn 5:1-6 Gospel – Jn 20:19-31 One might be tempted to think that there is a typing error in the topic above. Yes because we are used to the saying “seeing is believing” and not “believing is seeing”. There are indeed great differences in the two expressions. One is earthly, the other is heavenly. One is about Faith, the other is about…

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HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY YEAR B (10) HOMILY THEME: THE STONE HAS BEEN ROLLED AWAY

HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE STONE HAS BEEN ROLLED AWAY BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: One of the regular tasks of a Catholic priest is to bury the dead. During the so many funeral Masses I have celebrated, I have come to notice that no matter how calm a bereaved family may appear, there is likely to be an out-burst of cry during internment at the time the grave is being covered. This owes to the fact that the very act of covering or closing the…

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