Wits Corner

The smallness of the World

By Rev. Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma God created the world and everything in it, including human beings, in six days. He rested on the seventh day. Man is the climax of God’s creative activities. Thus He entrusted the earth and everything in it into man’s hands in these words: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis ...

Read More »

COVID-19 CHAIN OF PROBLEMS

In a certain town, a young mother of two little children lost her lovely husband in a ghastly motor accident. She cried hopelessly for almost two weeks before the burial. For her, the world has come to an end. With tears running down her cheeks like heavy flood she lamented, “How can I survive this double tragedy? Who will take ...

Read More »

Impossibility Specialist

By Rev. Fr. Pat Amobi Travelling is an expedient venture. Walking is the best bodily exercise. Looking around keeps the eye-balls warm. As you walk along your axis, you make discoveries as well. Thus, a few days ago I took a walk within the town where I till the soil in the Lord’s vineyard. As my two natural vehicles were ...

Read More »

Ogochukwu and Ogommadu

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Last Tuesday morning, I sat in my office to attend to the pastoral needs of my parishioners and for others coming from far and near. Around 11.20a.m, I heard a special knock on my door. I shouted, “Please come in!” The door was opened. Two young men beaming with heavenly and earthly smiles came in. ...

Read More »

The Era of Coronavirus

An era is a long and distinct period of history. In other words, it is a period of time in which particular events happened. On my own side I was ordained a priest during the ‘Oso Abiola’era, when there was commotion in Lagos as a result of MKO Abiola’s effort to reclaim his mandate in the annulled June 12, 1993 ...

Read More »

The Fall of An Iroko Tree

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma The iroko tree is the father of all trees. It is tall, huge and has accommodating branches where various species of birds build their nests, rest and raise offsprings. The leaves are edible for animals. It provides shade for human beings. It serves also as strong wind breaker. Its life span is enviable. The trunk ...

Read More »

I CAN’T BREATHE

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma According to the biblical account of creation, God created human being on the sixth day. The creation of man and woman was the climax of God’s creative act. On that unique day, God emphatically said, “Let Us make man in our own image and likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Going further we read: “So God created man ...

Read More »

COVID-19 AND FACEMASK

Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma As the coronavirus pandemic spread in many states of Nigeria, some of the state governors ordered their citizens to stay at home or to put on face masks whenever they step out of their houses for some exigencies. Medical doctors and nurses wear face masks during surgery in order to avoid contamination. Criminals wear face masks ...

Read More »

Stay at Home

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma There is no smoke without fire. A frog does not run in the daylight for nothing. A law is made for order to reign. A lawless society is heading to ruin. Man is a free being. But his freedom is not boundless. There is a limit to everything. Restriction to human activities is geared toward ...

Read More »

Awake, O Lord

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Somewhere and some time ago, a Man of God was leading his congregation in prayer. During the reading of the Word of God by a lector, the Man of God dosed off in his exalted seat. He was snoring while his head was unconsciously falling left and right. In addition saliva was dropping from his opened ...

Read More »