YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: THE MAN OF GOD AND THE GOD OF MAMMON

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE MAN OF GOD AND THE GOD OF MAMMON BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: WIS 7:7-11, HEB. 4:12-13, MK 10:17-30 INTRODUCTION : There is a raging conflict in the minds of men between the eternal and immediate values, between the spiritual and the material. True wisdom resides in seeing beyond the apparent to the reality, going beyond shadows to the substance, and investing on the most durable : the eternal values. SOMETHING MORE THAN GOLD The author…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THE ILLUSION OF POWER AND POSITION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE ILLUSION OF POWER AND POSITION BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: WIS 2:12,17-20 JAS 3:16-4:3,MK 9:30-37 INTRODUCTION : Power and position of authority belong only to God while stewardship is the lot of men, high and low alike. The conspiracy of the “mighty” is futile, unless their wickedness only serves as instrument at the service of preordained will of the most high as it was in the case of Judas, Pilate and the like. The only way…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) THEME :FROM PUBLIC OPINION TO PERSONAL CONVICTION

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE ORDINARY TIME. THEME :FROM PUBLIC OPINION TO PERSONAL CONVICTION BY REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: IS 50:5-9, JAS 2 :14-18, MK 8:27-35 INTRODUCTION We are called to answer the fundamental question of our faith: “who do you say I am?” By this Jesus calls us away from the public opinion to personal conviction about his identity. To know Jesus means to know him as the Messiah in the light of the qualities foretold by the prophet: the suffering servant.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (10) HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MIRACLE OF GRACE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE PROMISED MIRACLE OF GRACE BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: IS 35:4-7, JAS 2:1-5, M 7:31-37 INTRODUCTION : Left in the self imposed exile, humanity wonders in a wild world of affliction and pain, bedeviled by the physical impediments which is only a reflection of his distorted spiritual nature. The Lord’s response to the ugly situation is that of compassion, expressed in the promises of imminent messianic era. In the days of the Lord, the afflicted…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: THE LAW AND NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE LAW AND NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: DT 4:1-2, 6-8, JAS1:17-18,21-22,27,MK 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 INTRODUCTION In the old testament, there were three types of laws : the ceremonial laws that governed the liturgy, the civil law that regulated interpersonal relationship, and the moral law that was conveyed by the ten commandments. The first two were overtaken by the coming of Jesus Christ who has offered one single sacrifice that brought to a halt all the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (13) HOMILY THEME: DECIDE TODAY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DECIDE TODAY BY: REV. FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: JOS 24:1-2,15-17,18 EPH 5:21-32 JN6:60-69 INTRODUCTION : Christianity is a religion of freedom of choice. Man was created a free moral agent and on the platform of his free will stands the logic of reward and punishment for his actions. Animals are said to be “hardwired”, they are so to say, not responsible for their actions. Today, both Joshua and Jesus reaffirm the freedom of choice as a fundamental religious…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: BEYOND THE BARLEY LOAF 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BEYOND THE BARLEY LOAF BY: REV FR ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI   HOMILY: 2KGS 4:42-44, EPH 4:1-6, JN6:1-15 INTRODUCTION : “The great ocean is in constant state of evaporation. It gives back what it receives, and sends up its waters in mists to gather into clouds, and so there is rain for the earth, and greenness and beauty everywhere”. (J. Robertson, in Bible illustratior of Old Testament). The two miracles of multiplication of loaves that benefitted many people were performed on…

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