YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: BUILDING COMMUNITY SPIRIT

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BUILDING COMMUNITY SPIRIT BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: People naturally crave and make effort to build an authentic community. For this reason, they form associations, clubs, organisations, neighbourhoods, unions, etc. It is important to note that the word community has its roots in the Latin Communitas, which means common. Therefore, a community is a group of people who share a common interest, who live under common rules and who participate actively in promoting what they share in…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: LIFE-GIVING BREAD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIFE-GIVING BREAD BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: A young Italian priest, Angelo Comastri travelled to Kolkota (Calcutta) eager to meet the renowned Mother Theresa. In his book entitled Dio Scritto Dritto (God writes straight), he recalled how difficult it was to see her, but luckily and surprising he was able to meet with her. He opened up and said to her, “Mother, I am a very young priest. I’m taking my first steps! I came to ask you…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: ANOTHER KIND OF FOOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: ANOTHER KIND OF FOOD BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: We are always hungry and working hard to satisfy our hunger. We work day and night, spending time and expending energy as we struggle to place food on the table, to eat well. Several organizations and programmes today focus on providing food for the hungry. We have small, medium and large charitable organizations that are distributing food aid to the needy and to fight hunger. The World Food Programme…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: LORD IS MY SHEPHERD 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LORD IS MY SHEPHERD BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Weekends, particularly, Sundays are days for rest, but a lot of people are so busy 24/7 that neither Sundays nor weekdays make any difference. It is not surprising that many people today are suffering from pathological stress as a result of too much work and commitments. The body is demanding for rest and there seem to be little or no time to listen or respond adequately to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: THE PREACHER AND MONEY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PREACHER AND MONEY BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: The story of Amaziah is a classical and sad tale of a religious leader who joined the tribe of sychophants. Once upon a time there were two men, one’s name was Amaziah and the other was Amos. Amaziah was a priest who served the King’s palace and Amos was a prophet who challenged the wrong policies and actions that came for the palace. The king hated Amos because…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: VOCATION OF PROPHETS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: VOCATION OF PROPHETS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: A priest congratulated an altar server and said to him, ‘it is possible that the Lord is calling you to be a priest? Go and think and pray about it.’ The boy answered, ‘My mum had already told me I would likely be a priest because I pray a lot and always ask for money.’ The mum of the altar server really has a good sense of humour and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: RESTORING BEAUTY AND LIFE BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: I had a classmate whom we nick-named ‘before- before.’ This was because he often began the stories of his past life with a common Nigerian expression, ‘before-before’ which means ‘in the past.’ He spoke about how wonderful he was before-before; he passionately narrated the stories of his exploits and adventures before- before. In short, he saw his former-self as more wonderful before-before than his present-self. Many of us…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (3) HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE POWER OF IDEAS BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It was Earl Nightengale, an American motivational speaker who says, “Everything begins with an idea.” Undoubtedly, there is a fierce war, and eternal spiritual battle between good and evil. This battle between good and evil often begins with a thought and with ideas that have the potential to transform people into being better or worse. Some ideas may appear attractive, but can also have very dangerous and damaging…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING (4)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING HOMILY THEME: CORPUS CHRISTI –A NEW COVENANT BY: Fr. Gerald Musa   HOMILY: In the early hours of the morning, there was a torrential rain and I was amazed to see the large number of people who were going to pray. As I was driving towards the chapel, I saw students and other people clutching their umbrellas and torchlights coming from different directions towards the chapel. Their commitment defied the rains and not even the force of nature and the attraction…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TRINITY SUNDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: TRINITY - PICTURE OF GOD

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TRINITY SUNDAY HOMILY THEME: TRINITY – PICTURE OF GOD BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Different religions in the world have different pictures of God. A careful study of these pictures shows the most primeval and the profoundest ideas about God. Christian Scriptures paint a picture of God who is omnipotent (all- powerful) and omniscient (knows all) and a God who is transcendent and immanent. Transcendence means that he is over and above all creatures. He demonstrated his transcendence in the work of creation. He…

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