YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (12) HOMILY THEME: DEATH IS NOT OUR END

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: DEATH IS NOT OUR END BY: Very Rev. Fr. John Louis   HOMILY: Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 / James 3:16-4:3 / Mark 9:30-37 According to today’s first reading (taken from the Book of Wisdom), the wicked planned to end the life of the righteous man. They said: ‘let us condemn him to a shameful death’ (Wisdom 2:20). Similarly, about 2,000 years ago, some wicked religious leaders planned to end the life of the most holy person who ever lived –…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (11) HOMILY THEME: WHO IS THE GREATEST? 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: WHO IS THE GREATEST? BY: Fr. Clem Mezie Aladi.   HOMILY: GOSPEL: MK 9:30-37 My dearest children of God peace be upon you all who have come into the presence of God to worship him. May you become great in the eyes of the Lord. I have always heard people say ” I want to be a great man or woman”, but behind their ideas of becoming great, are nothing but selfish ambitions which St James in the second…

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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 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (9) HOMILY THEME: CHALLENGES OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: CHALLENGES OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike, C.M.   HOMILY: Christianity calls us to God’s way of life that stands for goodness and truth. But in keeping to this godly way of life, challenges are bound. In today’s first reading we see a semblance of the out cry of the suffering servant in the book of the prophet Isaiah (53). Here the author narrates the evil plots against the righteous one coupled with insults and the desire to…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (8) HOMILY THEME: THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM….”The Son of Man will be delivered into human hands. They will kill him, but three days after He has been killed, He will rise”

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM….”The Son of Man will be delivered into human hands. They will kill him, but three days after He has been killed, He will rise” BY: Fr. Pedro-José YNARAJA i Díaz   HOMILY: Today, the Gospel explains when Jesus was walking with his disciples, skirting towns, through a great plain. Nothing better to get to know each other than walking and travelling in company. Thus, a feeling of trust is easily built, and trust brings confidence.…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: EASY WAY TO GREATNESS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: EASY WAY TO GREATNESS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 9:30-37) Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the apostles who is the greatest in the Kingdom. That greatness is achieved by accepting children. Jesus refers not only to the acceptance of children who are in need of protection but also those who are child- like. The greatest in the Kingdom are those who have and accepts qualities of children like dependence, humility, and…

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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 FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (5) HOMILY THEME: BE CHILD-LIKE NOT CHILDISH

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: BE CHILD-LIKE NOT CHILDISH BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: We have gathered around the table of the Lord to drink from the fountain of Divine wisdom. Jesus is the revelation of God’s wisdom. The principles of the world are opposed to this eternal wisdom of God. Last Sunday, we saw the wisdom of the cross that brings crown, suffering that saves. Today, Jesus wants to widen our spiritual horizon with another wisdom from above. The ungodly detests this and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (4) HOMILY THEME: Greatness in Being Little

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Greatness in Being Little BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Mk 8:30-37 After the last Mass one Wednesday evening, a parish volunteer approached me, obviously shaken and at the point of tears. She was holding a baby in her arms. “Whose baby is that?” I asked her. She said, “Father, the mother asked me to hold her baby for a few minutes. She said she is going to the rest room. It is almost an hour now, and she…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: KNOWING JESUS PERSONALLY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: KNOWING JESUS PERSONALLY BY: Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today the Gospel repeats part of what we heard last week because it is so important: “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” At the heart of our Catholic faith is the belief that Jesus is both God and man, that Jesus was…

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