YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: THE COMMON HUMBLE BEGINNING OF EVERYONE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: THE COMMON HUMBLE BEGINNING OF EVERYONE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Wisdom 2:12-. 17-20 Second reading – Jms. 3:16-4:3  Gospel – Mk. 9:30-37 Jesus speaks of humility to his disciples. He uses the example of a little child. Yes every human being began humbly like a child- dependent, helpless, possessing nothing, having no enemy. This is interesting. Our humble beginning when reflected upon calls for a life of humility as we grow up. Humility is an…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) THEME: THE “BUT”

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: THE “BUT” BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Isaiah 35:4-7      Second reading – James 2:1-5   Gospel – Mk 7:31-37 One would be surprised at the choice of today’s topic. Think about it yourself, human beings are among God’s creatures that have it inherent in them to be ingrates. Tell me that which you would do and there would be a total appreciation of it. I am surprised today that the Jews saw the miracle of…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: INPUTS AND OUTPUTS BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Deut. 4:1-2.6-8 Second reading – James 1:17-18.21-22.27 Gospel – Mk 7:1-8.14-15.21-23 Growing up, I was in love with electronic gadgets. My joy was in spending time with some of these appliances like amplifiers, speakers, radios and so on. I took interest in connecting and disconnecting, plugging and unplugging; sometimes I would spoil them more. It was there that I learnt the terms and principles of inputs and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) THEME: THE BLOOD THAT PLEADS FOR MERCY

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: THE BLOOD THAT PLEADS FOR MERCY BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading Prov.9:1-6 Second reading – Eph 5:15-20 Gospel – Jn 6: 51-58 Naturally, the blood of a human being innocently spilled cries for vengeance and destruction. In Gen 4:10, the blood of Abel, the first innocent human bloodshed according to Biblical history, cried to God for vengeance. Thus Jesus speaks angrily to the Jews about the revenge to be taken for every blood of man shed innocently–…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: HELP FROM ABOVE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: HELP FROM ABOVE BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading -1Kgs 19:4-8 Second reading – Eph. 4:30-5:2 Gospel – Jn 6:41-51 Our lives are lived in two directions –the vertical and the horizontal directions. While the horizontal pertains to the things we can see around us, the vertical pertains to the Divine, the unseen God. The horizontal involves the world, but the vertical involves heavens. The vertical is the source point of all that is good, while the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: UNTIL THE REAL PROBLEM IS DISCOVERED

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: UNTIL THE REAL PROBLEM IS DISCOVERED BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 Second Reading – Eph. 4:17.20-24 Gospel – Jn 6:24-35 It is an adage in my local dialect that someone who never knew from where the rain started beating him would not be able to decipher the point at which it stopped. In other words, the root of finding a solution to any problem lies in discovering what the problem really is.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: SIT DOWN FIRST

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: SIT DOWN FIRST BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – 2 Kg 4:42-44 Second reading – Eph. 4:1-6 Gospel – Jn 6:1-15 The miracle of the multiplication of loaves is important in essence more to the crowd than it was to the disciples of Jesus. I mean, they were the actual physical beneficiaries. An important question would be: why must Jesus order that the crowd should sit down first? Again, since it was that ALL were sited,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY/REFLECTION THEME: HAVE CONCERN FOR WHAT IS ENTRUSTED INTO YOUR HANDS

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THEME: HAVE CONCERN FOR WHAT IS ENTRUSTED INTO YOUR HANDS BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Jer 23:1-6 Second reading – Eph 2:13-18 Gospel – Mk 6:30-34 The work of a shepherd like that of any care taker is to pay attention to the sheep entrusted into his/her hands. A good shepherd, a good care taker does not abandon whatever is entrusted into his/her hands. His/her greatest joy is in seeing that the flock is happy. The joy…

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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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