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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WHO MOURNS WHO? … The killings of 24th April, 2018 in Benue State, Nigeria.

WHO MOURNS WHO? … The killings of 24th April, 2018 in Benue State, Nigeria. When a bird refuses to fly and a fish becomes still in the waters, when a lion flees from an antelop and a dog refuses to swag its tail in celebrating the return of its owner; know that a situation is at the verge of crossing the rubicon. When children die, they are mourned by their parents. When parents die, they are mourned by their children. When parents die alongside their children; who mourns who? Some…

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… MIRACULOUS MISTAKE

… MIRACULOUS MISTAKE Who has never made a mistake and can be certain of a mistake free tomorrow? What is meant by mistake? A mistake is an act or judgement that is misguided or wrong. Ehimelech and Naomi made a mistake following their flauting of the Israelites’ tradition of non inter marriage with “pagan nations” by their consent to their sons marriage of Moabite women… Have we made a mistake? Yes we all have at one point or another made mistakes. A mistake may have a little or no consequence…

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WHEN WE FAIL…

WHEN WE FAIL… Life has taught me that I may not always succeed with every of my endeavour and undertaking. Times abound when the experience and the pain of failure may knock at my heart’s door. I know for certain that the lesson of life succintly presented above is a universal experience for those who acknowledge the reality of the principle of dualism in the universe. On the contrary, there are some people who deny the reality of failure as a possible experience in the respective areas of human endeavours…

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PORNOGRAPHY: SINFUL FOR THE MARRIED TOO? A QUESTION I WAS ASKED.

PORNOGRAPHY: SINFUL FOR THE MARRIED TOO? A QUESTION I WAS ASKED. The ubiquitous nature of pornography in the world today is such that the blind can see it. The Greek word pornographia literally means the writing about or drawings of harlots (prostitutes), akin to the Greek word porneia (fornication). Books, pictures, films etc., designed to be sexually arousing and often offensive owing to their explicit nature are pornographic materials. Pornography in the definition of Margaret Mead’s refers to “words or acts or representations that are calculated to stimulate sexual feelings…

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