THE BIGGER THE SACRIFICE, THE GREATER THE MIRACLE

THEME: THE BIGGER THE SACRIFICE, THE GREATER THE MIRACLE READINGS: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13/ Romans 8:31-34/ Mark 9:2-10 2nd Sunday of Lent According to some businessmen/women, the higher the risk of an investment, the higher its returns.  For instance, if one saves his/her GH¢ …

LENT – A SEASON OF RENEWAL

THEME: LENT – A SEASON OF RENEWAL READINGS: Genesis 9:8-15/ 1 Peter 3:18-22 / Mark 1:12-15 First Sunday of Lent Beloved in Christ, the season of Lent could be likened to the season of spring in which trees, grasses and flowers, literally dead in …

SPIRITUAL LEPROSY CAN BE CURED

THEME: SPIRITUAL LEPROSY CAN BE CURED READINGS: Lev. 13:1-2, 44-46/ 1 Cor. 10:31-11:1/ Mark 1:40-45 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Leprosy has to be diagnosed early and measures taken to prevent its spreading in the community (cf. first reading).  We may not be …

THE PRIORITY OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL

THEME: THE PRIORITY OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL READINGS: Job 7:1-4, 6-7/ 1 Cor. 9:16-19, 22-23 / Mark 1:29-39 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Healings and other miracles are but walking aids (sticks) on the path to God’s kingdom, whereas faith in eternal life is …

MORE THAN A PROPHET

THEME: MORE THAN A PROPHET READINGS: Deuteronomy 18:15-20/ 1 Corinthians 7:32-35/ Mark 1:21-28 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Deuteronomy (18:17-20) describes a prophet: He is taken from among humans; He listens to God’s word; He proclaims that word to God’s people; …

REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND

THEME: REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND READINGS: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 / 1 Cor. 7:29-31 / Mark 1:14-22 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Two boys (A and B) are instructed by their respective parents as follows: to boy A, the father …

GOD’S CALL

THEME: GOD’S CALL READINGS: 1 Sam. 3:3-10, 19/ 1 Cor. 6:13-15, 17-20/ John 1:35-42 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The message of the day is about God’s call. Often we limit God’s calling to vocations to the priesthood and religious life. In that …

THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

THEME: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST READINGS: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7/ Acts 10:34-38/ Mark 1:7-11 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord We sometimes wonder why Jesus Christ (Divine and sinless) had to go in for the baptism (by John the Baptist) …