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The walking Corpse

By Fr Pat.Amobi Chukwuma A fortnight ago I had a nearly fatal home accident. It was on a Tuesday mid-day. I was coming out of my office, loaded with my laptop on my left hand and a heavy bag on my right hand. Immediately I set my right foot on newly laid slippery tiles, I lost body balance. I collapsed ...

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Warehouse Looting Saga

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma A warehouse is a place where goods and commodities are kept for later use. Events shape memory. Memory never dies but it can depreciate. Death begins from loss of memory. Thank God that I can still memorize, though not all. When I was eight years old, two of my childhood friends came to our home. ...

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Devils in Saints’ Camp

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Once upon a time, a group of people gathered in a village square to celebrate their progressive annual feast. After praying and singing praises to the Almighty Father, they began eating, drinking, dancing and exchanging pleasantries. The spirit of merriment made them momentarily to forget the hardships they encountered individually and collectively in the past ...

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Enough is enough!

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma A certain Nigerian woman got married to a hopeless man. Their marriage has so far lasted for better and for worse for fifteen odd years. They are blessed with two sound and two unsound children. In other words, two of the children are irresponsible like their father while the other two are as industrious and ...

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Order! Order!! Order!!!

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Order is the first law in heaven while disorder reigns supreme in hell. I have been to heaven many times in my dreams. But I have never imagined myself close to hell. It may be a premonition that heaven is my portion. Anyone who wishes to make heaven must be ordered right from this earth ...

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On this Nganga Mountain ….”

(Isaiah 25:6) By  Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma At various times in my earthly journeys I have ascended and descended a number of mountains. In the year 2003, I was at the highest tourist mountain in Switzerland with my Swiss bosom friend, Reverend Father Professor Johannes Ruetsche. May God rest his soul! On the foot of the mountain I could not ...

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From Grace to Grass

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma A young man living within my vicinity goes by the nickname GG. In full interpretation, some call him Golden Genuine because he likes any liquid in green bottle. Some call him Grace to Grass due to his attitudinal failure. A few call him Goal Getter because he can easily get anything he wants. What is ...

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Nigeria’s 60 Years Protracted Illness

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chkwuma An illiterate lady whose name is Patience suddenly fell ill. She found her way in a specialist hospital and took her turn to obtain patient’s card.  Then she walked majestically into the doctor’s consultation room for proper medical examination. The medical director welcomed her warmly and said, “My patient please sit down. What is your ...

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Hope in the Midst of Sorrow

It was a rainy dull day. Immediately I sat down at my Wit’s corner to write, a member of my ecclesiastical household came up and stood before my anxious face. I raised my eyes to ascertain the motive of his mission. In a low voice he said, “Father, a blind man is waiting for you by the door downstairs.” Even ...

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Coronavirus pandemic confusion

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma A semi illiterate Nigerian couple was blessed in the month of June 2020 with a bouncing baby boy. The parents were confused on which befitting name to give him. After remote thought, the mother came up with an idea. She said since the term ‘pandemic’ means something that spreads in different places at the same ...

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