… ON WHOM TO REST

… ON WHOM TO REST Is it wise to rest on others? Is it wise to rest on no one? Do you enjoy having people rest on you? “No man is an Island” is a notable English saying. Life often demands that we depend on one another for the mutual well being of all and sundry. However, to absolutely depend on a mortal being is undertaking a suicide mission. Sometimes, those responsible for one’s trouble are “the most trusted folks.” Is this a call to distrust? Absolutely No! If we…

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DO YOU LOVE ME?

DO YOU LOVE ME? I was reflecting on the possibility of my asking one who betrayed me thrice, the question of love. However, Jesus Christ asked Peter; do you love me? Imagine the offence of Peter against Jesus! Denied Christ three times! Vowed previously never to do so! Does he Peter deserve to have been asked the question of love when his action already showed hate? The question of love can only be asked when we do not write off our enemies and those who loved us but failed us;…

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OPEN THE NEXT PAGE

OPEN THE NEXT PAGE Life is a book with several pages. As dusk turns dawn in the journey of life so the pages of our respective life’s book open. We awake somedays to realize our book has been turned to a beautiful page and we smile. At other times, we go to bed with the awareness that our book has opened to an ugly page and we cry. Many make life a station whenever an ugly page opens in their life’s book. Life is a journey and requires a continuous…

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FORGIVE THYSELF …

FORGIVE THYSELF … My experience as a pilgrim on earth has made me realize how weak one can be without the grace of God. Frequently but unwillingly doing the wrong things and not doing the right things may bring about frustration and depression. However, it is good for the believer to acknowledge the truth that “no sin can stand a planck time before the mercy of God when genuinely confessed and renounced”. The weakeness of the flesh when it neglects the spirit may may lead one to committing an attrocious…

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WISE PREPARATION…

Life embraces different types of preparations. Preparation to get an education, acquire a skill, begin a business, become a celibate, get married, have children, build a house, buy a car, occupy a prestige position, rise to fame, make a meaningful journey of destiny… are well accommodated in life’s room of preparations. We often here people say they are preparing for any of the afore shortlisted preparations above. It is a beautiful thing to prepare well as failure to plan or poor preparation is often a pre-planned failure. However, there is…

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CONFESSION

I know I am a sinner (Rom 3:23), but I can’t understand why I keep sinning; even when I don’t want to, even after going for confession I still fall into sin. Now, I no longer go for confession. Why confessing to the priest and not God? Being a Christian is an on-going process. No Biblical hero (except Jesus who was also tempted – Heb. 4.15) or Saint who did not struggle with sin and sometimes fell. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I…

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LOOK BEYOND THE BREAD AND WINE: A reflection on Corpus Christi.

We celebrate “Corpus Christi” God’s gift of Himself to us in the Person of His Son our Lord Jesus Christ, the centre and summit of our worship and the life in us. The Eucharist has always been with us. In the Old Testament as a figure and in the New Testament as an event. After the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper, the Eucharist became a sacrament unto us; a prolongation of the event. We are often deceived by the senses not to completely acknowledge the…

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I CONFESS…

I CONFESS… Pride is a thorn on the flesh of any relationship. It ruins relationship to a zero point if not checked. Pride turned a light bearer into an angel of darkness. We human beings are in a vertical and horizontal relationship. While our relationship with God is vertical; our relationship with fellow mortals is horizontal. Relationship sometimes grow cold or become sour. In the vertical and horizontal relationship, it is the human person who removes the fire of love and gives room for the coldness of hate. To err…

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THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: OUR ASSURANCE OF HEAVEN.

THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: OUR ASSURANCE OF HEAVEN. In the Church’s celebration of the Life of Christ, today is Ascension Thursday; exactly 40 days after the glorious resurrection of Christ from the dead. Reflecting on the beauty of today’s solemnity, the assurance of heaven occupied my thought and so I humbly share the fruit of my reflection. Imagine that the members of the senior national football team of a country travelled for a world cup tournament and won the cup but did return to their country with the joy…

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MARRIAGE OF PAIN: WHY? ( A must read for married couples).

MARRIAGE OF PAIN: WHY? ( A must read for married couples). Marriage is not by force! Why should a man and a woman agree to enter into a matrimonial covenant for a period of a lifetime only to live a marriage of hell? Today, alot of married women and men live in regret and tears of ever getting married to their better halves (husbands or wives). Why should a married man do nothing but make his wife live below the human level? No kind words but insults. No gifts but…

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