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Take Time to Rest

Fr. Pat . Amobi Chukwuma I am a philosopher and a theologian by academic achievement. Hence I will philosophize and theologize in this write-up. I am also a teacher by divine mandate. Thus I will teach out of theoretical and practical experiences. Above all, as a priest in the Order of Melchizedek, I have set out to minister to you ...

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Shooting oneself in the foot

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Many years ago, a crucial meeting was convoked in the animal kingdom. The lion was the chairman while the tortoise was the secretary. The leopard was the financial secretary while the elephant was the treasurer. The dog was the provost while the hawk was the public relation officer. On the appointed day and time of ...

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Mobile Phone Atrocities

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Tufiakwa!” shouted an old woman whose houseboy had sexual relationship with her housedog. She spit seven times on the ground. Then she raised her voice to the highest pitch and summoned her neighbours to come and see the immoral atrocity committed in her house. Everyone was running helter-skelter towards the place. The compound became like ...

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Had I known

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma The sole offspring of a middle-aged mother vulture on a fateful day went to market and bought six cups of pre-boiled breadfruit. When he came home, he pleaded with his mother to cook it for him. Afterwards he proceeded to the farm to cultivate some crops. He worked tirelessly for about six hours. Then he ...

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About to die

By Rev Pat Amobi Chukwuma A certain casual driver caused commotion few days ago along a busy traffic road by placing a frightening bold tag over his front and rear plate number, which reads: “About to die.” Serious pandemonium broke out. The motorists behind him reversed their vehicles carelessly and sped off for their dear lives. Those in front accelerated ...

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Sense or Nonsense

By Pat. Amobi Chukwuma At creation God endowed man with five essential senses. They are the senses of smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. Each of them is very vital. None of them can stand for the other. If someone loses any of them, then he or she becomes disabled. If you lose the sense of smell, then you can ...

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Watch your back

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Some days ago, a young half illiterate young man came into my office in tears. I offered him a seat and asked him to wipe away his tears. Then I enquired from him what was amiss. He began to count the litany of misfortune in his life. According to him, many seen and unseen enemies ...

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The Virus of Madness

By Rev Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma There are many dangerous viruses attacking humanity today, especially in our country Nigeria. They include coronavirus, hunger virus, anger virus, terrorism virus, herdsmen virus, bandit virus, kidnapping virus, insecurity virus, known and unknown gunmen virus, nepotism virus, lopsided appointment virus, bad leadership virus, corruption virus, killing virus, sleeping with one eye virus, civilian dictatorship ...

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Shine your eyes

Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma In normal parlance we shine our shoes and a few other things. Often brush and polish are used to do the shinning. A mixture of different substances and chemicals are combined to produce shoe polish. It comes in varied colours to suit all shoe colours. When well applied, it makes shoes elegant as if bought anew. ...

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THE IDENTICAL TWINS: Obiagalu and Obiageli

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma I was born a bouncing baby boy on April fool day at Jos in the year Nigeria became a Republic. If you do not know the year in question, then send me a reasonable mtn recharge card with which I shall disclose it to you. I was under the age of reason when pogrom broke ...

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