THE EVIL OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY …

THE EVIL OF ENVY AND JEOLOUSY… A student once committed an offence anyone would least imagine! As the class prefect, she usually assisted her class teacher with the recording of exam scores. In her class was a student she was competing with academically. She stole an answer sheet from the class teacher’s desk, tore and discarded the anwser sheet of the other student I aforementioned and anwsered wrongly on the fresh anwser sheet in such a way that the other student failed woefully! Can you imagine such an attrocity! The…

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… ASSETS THAT REALLY MAKES ONE HUMAN

… ASSETS THAT REALLY MAKES ONE HUMAN For many of us, mansions, exotic fleets of vehicles, chains of businesses, high academic certificates, beautiful wife, handsome husband, healthy and responsible children, positions of power and authority, fame, etc; makes one a human being worth existing. However, the satisfaction of the above without the three assets am about to expose does not really qualify one as human. Created in the image and likeness of God, the human being ought to resemble God by possessing the following assets; a good heart, an ear…

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FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. It is not enough to be moved with pity without doing something to removing the pity situation. Moved with pity for the poor, the flame of charity was seen in the French atmosphere (1617-1660) announcing vehemently by deeds of divine love, the message of the kingdom of God. A war against the careless abandon of the poor spiritually began at Folleville a village in France in 1617. The need to lessen the gap between the bourgeoisie and…

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PLACE OF SAFETY: A Reflection on the Hurricane Maria

PLACE OF SAFETY: A Reflection on the Hurricane Maria On the face of every child is the desire for a place of safety. No matter how old one has become, the designation, ‘CHILD’ still applies to one; since each person is either a son or daughter of a man and a woman. Insecurity is indubitably a major challenge in the world today. In recent times, acts of terrorism has succeeded even in some areas of the most “secured” nations in the world. The security of nations has proven to be…

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… QUESTION I WAS ASKED

… QUESTION I WAS ASKED There are questions one does not begin anwsering immediately even if the anwser in one’s understanding and opinion is readily available. Have you ever been asked a question that kept you wandering the kind of answer to give? I woke from sleep one morning to meet a text message from a friend conveying the question; ‘What is the real meaning of life?’ The question above is the unspoken question of many a people in the world today; perhaps, yours and mine too. Waking to meet…

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ANCIENT WORDS …

ANCIENT WORDS … Words reasonably spoken or written have the ability to change lives and reconstruct the broken walls of our world. Beneath such notable words are deep thoughts from great minds and beautiful hearts. I wonder how many of the spoken and written words of the present dispensation would outlive its era to becoming a real source of light and strength for coming generations. The ancient words resounds with God’s own heart for you and for me. The ancient words will never fall to the ground as they remain…

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“PRAY, HOPE AND DON’T WORRY” : Memorable Advice of St.Padre Pio.

“PRAY, HOPE AND DON’T WORRY”: Memorable Advice of St.Padre Pio. A good friend of mine and brother who goes by the name Lawrence, would always advise that “I never make way for depression through fear and anxiety over whatever challenging situation I experience in Life.” I must confess that the above words for which I will ever remember my friend and brother in St Vincent de Paul was a spring board that helped me immensely in crossing the threatening waters of my life as a youth. In the vein of…

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THOUGHTS BEYOND THOUGHTS

THOUGHTS BEYOND THOUGHTS Tomorrow is pregnant and we know not exactly what it would bring forth. However, to the one before whom tomorrow is no future but a present, there isn’t speculation about tomorrow but fact. The human eye sees within limits but there is one whose eye sees beyond the oceans. Thomas a Kempis in his work “Imitation of Christ” the second most widely read litetature after the Bible itself, noted; ” man proposes But God disposes.” Human thoughts separated from divine thoughts will beget disaster. We are not…

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TWO THINGS TO AVOID

TWO THINGS TO AVOID Good should be done while evil should be avoided. There are many instances of evil to be avoided as there are several goods to be done. However, in this reflection, I reflect on two evils all and sundry must desist from. 1. Never raise someone’s hope when you know you are not willing and will never be ready to fulfilling your promise concerning the realization of the hope raised in another. If you will not assist someone in any good the person requests from you, it…

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LET GO AND LET GOD: A Reflection on forgiveness.

LET GO AND LET GOD: A Reflection on forgiveness. There are many areas in our lives in which we need to let go and let God. However, there is a particular area in the lives of many a people that has become so darkened and incapable of receiving light sequel of the blatant refusal of the persons involved to letting go of the petals of darkness preventing the penetration of light therein. Once encountered a sick woman bed ridden in a hospital in Lagos. Hankering to knowing the result of…

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