Wits Corner

I AM FINISHED

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma When Jesus Christ was hanging on the Cross at Calvary for the salvation of sinful humanity, he uttered some useful words seven times. At the sixth time, he said that he was thirsty. Instead of offering him drinking water, the wicked soldiers offered him poisonous vinegar. He tasted it and shouted, “It is finished!” (John ...

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2023: The Year of great Expectancy

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma The strenuous activities of the Yuletide and New Year caged my mind and my hands. My legs turned into Mister Jegede. My car was always on the road. The quantity of fuel it consumed in this time of scarcity and high price was not something to write home about. In fact my pocket has dried ...

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Penny wise pound foolish

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma God is wisdom personified. He created human beings in his image and likeness. In other words, we are divinely endowed with the virtue of wisdom. Unfortunately, we plunged ourselves into abysmal foolishness by ungodly behaviour. Personally, I was born on April fool’s day. That does not make me a fool. By diligence, I became wise. ...

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Beware of fake products

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Fake is the opposite of original. The opposite of good is bad. Original has to do with goodness while fake is synonymous with bad. Appearance is deceptive. When a man decides to marry, he must be extra vigilant because mad women will dress up like the sane. Many fake products are in the market today. ...

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The Great Surprises

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma A certain man of honour employed a driver after diligent interview and necessary enquiries. The driver started work as and when due. As he drives, his master sits at the back doing some calculations, making phone calls, reading and sleeping. One day, the unexpected happened. They were heading somewhere on a well tarred express road. ...

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How old are you now?

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma At the celebration of one’s birthday we render this common and popular piece of song to the celebrant: “Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!! Happy birthday to you!!! Happy birthday to you!!!! How are old are you now? How old are you now? How old are you now? How old are you now?” ...

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A living Dog better than a dead Lion

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma A dog is a wild as well as a domestic animal. It has four legs and skin covered with furs. Its tail is very sensible and wags it often to show pleasure or aggression. Its dental formula makes it carnivorous. The domesticated ones live with human beings at home and they are kept for security ...

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Artificial Women

By Rev Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Humanity is the climax of God’s creative activities. Thus God said, “Let us make man in our own image and likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the bird of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that ...

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What Is Actually Happening?

By Fr Amobi Chukwuma Few days ago, I was behind the wheels going for an important appointment somewhere. I have gone midway when I saw motorists reversing emotionally and driving away with enormous speed. The cyclists did the same. Those on foot did round-about-turn, took off their uncomfortable shoes, sandals or slippers and took to their heels without looking back. ...

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I will water you and fire you!

By Rev Fr Amobi Chukwuma The atmosphere is politically charged. Campaign for the 2023 general election is in progress. Ungrammatical and political mouth grenades are being thrown at the electorates to solicit for their votes in order to clench the number one seat of the country, come 2023. The presidential candidate of the Questionable Political Party (QPP) flagged off his ...

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