28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

by Fr Pius Magagula

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What is touchy? The second reading of today from Paul addressed to Timothy (2Tm 2:8-13). Life setting;- Paul is a deserted man. He is writing from a prison in Rome. He had had his first court case and nobody stood up to testify in his favour. So they had most probably testified against him. For pagans he was already guilty without being charged. In life we do find ourselves in Paul’s position; crucified by the people we love the most. Continue reading “28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C”

October 2019: A Missionary “Spring” in the Church

by Mr. David A Lugo, SJ

Pope’s Prayer Intention: In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church.

On the Feast of the Ascension, before he ascended to the right hand of God the Father, Jesus said to his disciples: “[Y]ou will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The end of Jesus’ public ministry and earthly life, therefore, is immediately followed by the descent of the Holy Spirit and the missionary work of the Church. Throughout the ages, Christian disciples have answered this call to witness to Christ by going throughout the world to preach the Gospel in foreign lands. This missionary zeal, however, has never been possible without the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Think of Peter, for example, and how the power of the Holy Spirit that he received at Pentecost transformed him from a humble fisherman to the bold preacher and evangelist of the early Church. Continue reading “October 2019: A Missionary “Spring” in the Church”

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

by Fr Pius Magagula

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Increase our faith Lord!!

Make us climb the steps we have never climbed. Make us descend to where have never landed. Make what we feel and touch be tantamount with what we cannot feel and touch. We are in the world! Let us have a taste of heaven. This brings us back our school days when we were looking forward to a school trip. Our shoes and clothes would be prepared in anticipation. In our dreams, the bus we would travelling in would leave us. Why? We desire for the ‘unseeable’. Continue reading “27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C”

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

by Fr Mbongiseni Khuluse

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Christ, though he was rich, became poor to make us rich

1st reading
The prophet Amos is talking about political leaders people of power who live in luxurious places. They have nice beds and sleep on soft mattresses, their foods are delicious. They drink the best wine, they do not care about the things that are affecting the whole country. The end I would say is a terrible one so it is up to us if we live like them. Continue reading “26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C”