Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies

Theme: Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies READINGS: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-9, John 12:20-33 5th Sunday of Lent The New Covenant God had promised through his prophet (Jer. 31:31-34) was to be sealed by the blood of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. …

Spiritual Vaccination

Theme: Spiritual Vaccination Readings: 2 Chron. 36:14-16, 19-23 / Ephesians 2:5-10/ John 3:14-21 4th Sunday of Lent The discovery of the use of vaccines has helped us a lot. Most of us, since childhood, have been vaccinated several times – e.g. vaccinations against …

The Church as God’s Temple

Theme: The Church as God’s Temple 3rd Sunday of Lent In the Gospel reading, Jesus cleansed the Temple of Jerusalem and thereafter referred to his Body as the Temple (John 2:13-25).  And St. Paul poses this question to all Christians: ‘Do you not …

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; …