YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Heaven Begins Right Here, Right Now.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Heaven Begins Right Here, Right Now. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” *Luke 17:20-21*_ For those who wanted to know when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus simply answered: “It is already in your midst.” What is this kingdom of God that…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: The Power and Importance of Self-Control

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Power and Importance of Self-Control BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Bid the older men be temperate, serious, sensible, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behaviour. … Likewise, urge the younger men to control themselves.” *Titus 2:2-6*_ Imagine a car without brakes, a tap without a knob or a machine without an on/off button. That is just how we are without self-control. To be self-controlled…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: Who is a Leader?

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 32ND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Who is a Leader? BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to him by whom they come!” *Luke 17:1*_ The future of any society depends on its leadership. Poor leaders produce very bad societies because whatever a leader does or refuses to do has a direct impact on every single member of that society. Since we cannot all become individual communities of our own, our lives are largely determined…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: Do Nothing from Selfishness or Conceit.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Do Nothing from Selfishness or Conceit. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“In humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.” *Philippians 2:3-4*_ Do you sometimes ask yourself why the same amount of food, when shared with others, fills your stomach faster than when you eat alone? They say, “When you want to walk fast, then walk alone, but if you…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR ALL SOULS’ DAY (3) HOMILY THEME: A Day to Remember the Dead: All Hope is Never Lost.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR ALL SOULS’ DAY HOMILY THEME: A Day to Remember the Dead: All Hope is Never Lost. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts.” *Romans 5:5*_ Yesterday was All Saints day, today is All Souls Day. Our celebration today is both bitter and sweet. Bitter because we remember our dead, sweet because we know the power of our prayers on their behalf. Our celebration today is not too different from what we do at funeral…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Disappointment on the Last Day.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Disappointment on the Last Day. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” *Luke 13:24*_ Have you ever been to an interview only to discover that the main person conducting the team of interviewers is someone you know right from childhood, someone who even lives right next to your house only for the person to treat you like…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: The Power of Love and Respect.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Power of Love and Respect. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” *Ephesians 5:24-25.*_ In St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians today, we get to see two vital ingredients in marriage; Love and Respect. St. Paul encourages wives in particular to respect their husbands…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: You Too Are A Child of Light.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: You Too Are A Child of Light. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” *Luke 13:15-16.*_ Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, today, St. Paul reveals to us the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: The Fire that Burns, yet does not Consume.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: The Fire that Burns, yet does not Consume. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three.” *Luke 12:51-52*_ Going through the Gospel passage of today, one might become confused as to what Jesus really meant when he said he has come to cast…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: Be Ready for the Master’s Arrival.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 29TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Be Ready for the Master’s Arrival. BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: _“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks.” *Luke 12:35-36.*_ Time is the most precious gift we have. Time is more precious than all the money in the world. Time is something we…

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