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The Fear of the unknown

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuka A certain couple was sleeping with their four children in their 3-bedroom flat in the first floor of a 4-storey building a fortnight ago. After midnight, a wall gecko fell on the head of the mother of four. She screamed and shouted, “Fire! Fire!! Fire!!! Back to sender!” Out of fear of the unknown, the ...

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2021: Happy or Sad Easter?

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma The opposite of happiness is sadness. In comparative and superlative concepts, we say: happy, happier and happiest. Then we have sad, sadder and saddest. The opposite of good is bad. In my primary two, our class teacher asked us to give the comparative tenses of good and bad. The intelligent ones wrote: good, better and ...

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The Easter Eggs

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Many animals lay eggs from which they beget their offsprings. Such animals are chicken, crocodile, lizard, alligator, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, fish, etc. A little child of four years told me few hours ago that her mother lays eggs because she spends a long time every day in the bedroom. I asked her if she has ...

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DEATH: Be on the Alert

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Death is a common phenomenon. It is a topic that is rarely discussed by the living. It is an invisible force and mystery beyond the control of humanity. Many people, if not all, have phobia for death. The other day I introduced a discussion centered on death before my bosom friend. He cautioned me and ...

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Don’t do it!

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma A certain man lost all he laboured for in life in an inferno that gutted everything in his shop. At the same period, armed robbers broke into the bank where he kept all his money and carted away billions of Naira after killing the bank manager and two policemen on duty. It was a double ...

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God’s Mistakes

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma God is the Creator of heaven and earth. He is addressed as the Almighty Father. For him everything is possible. Thus, the word ‘impossibility’ cannot be found in the divine dictionary. He is omnipotent and omnipresent. Aristotle referred to him as ‘the Unmoved Mover.’ In other words, he propels everything in heaven and on earth ...

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Season of Abnormality

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Few days ago my eyes saw my ears for the first time in my life. I couldn’t believe it. Before then I normally saw my ears through a mirror. It is quite abnormal for one to see his ears with one’s physical eyes. Could it be a miracle or an omen of what is to ...

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The Length of Lent

By Pat. Amobi Chukwuma In mathematical language, length can be defined as the measurement of something from one end to the other. I am not good at mathematics, but I am aware of vertical measurement, horizontal measurement and diagonal measurement. All things being equal, length in time measurement is the amount of time one spends in doing something. On the ...

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The Sting of Death

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma There was a political gubernatorial campaign somewhere. It attracted over two thousand people, who came from near and far to listen to the manifestoes of the gubernatorial candidate in question. In addition they came with sacks to collect the dividends of campaign. After waiting for about thirty minutes at the arena, siren started blaring and ...

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Legion of Demons

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma A fortnight ago I was relaxing under the umbrella tree in front of my residence as gentle cool breeze was permeating into the inner chambers of my entire skin. That day was extraordinarily hot. It was suicidal to stay indoors due to electric power failure. Hand fan could not solve the problem. Suddenly one mentally ...

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