Sunday Tonic

The Last Sacred Words

In all cultures, the last words of a dying person are considered sacred and powerful. Last words carry the force of the spirit. Not many are lucky to say those last words before they leave this earth. But for those that are lucky, it is always memorable and consoling. I recall my friend, Justin who is the firstborn of his ...

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Where are you going?

Whether we like it or not, conscious of it or not, we are on a journey of life. Each one of us is going somewhere. Life is much more than being born to live and die. As each day comes and goes, the reflective person realizes that there is a purpose to life. And like most things in life, if ...

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The Security of God-Confidence (May 7, 2017)

Rev. Fr Uche Cornelius Okeke has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He taught for about 9 years at Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Awka, and now on Mission in the US, where he is currently the pastor (parish priest) of St. Andre Bessette Parish, in Ecorse Michigan. He has written five books on the Catholic priesthood, Marriage and Relationships. ...

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Theme: Kindness to People, Especially to Strangers pays

Acts 2: 14-22,23; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 The Gospel message has a serious link with the First reading from the Acts of the Apostles. The events of the Gospel of today took place before the event reported in the first reading of today. First reading flows naturally from the Gospel reading. On the first day of the week, precisely ...

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Theme: Love Covers Multitude of Sin

From today’s Gospel reading we shall buttress the above theme by looking at the personalities mentioned in the reading namely Mary Magdalene, Peter and the other apostle (John). Mary Magdalene (the woman that loved much and was given much), Peter (the head of the apostles and the one that denied his master) and John (the youngest apostle and the beloved ...

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Theme: Jesus Does not Look Sideways But we Humans do.

First Reading: I will endure everything without complaining because I know with the sovereign Lord, I will not be disgraced or put to shame (Isa. 50:4-7). Second Reading: He humbled himself taking the form of a servant yet God did not abandon him (Phil. 2:6-8). Gospel Reading: The betrayal, trial, suffering, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus, yet God did ...

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Theme: If not God, I wonder what I would have been today

Our reflection this month of April is anchored by Rev. Fr Anthony Ikechukwu Ezeogamba, a senior lecturer at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, and a part time lecturer at both the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) in Port Harcourt and Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). Ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Fr Ezeogamba has a number ...

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