Reflection on the Third Sunday of Lent – Year B

By: Fr Christopher Maseko 

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Today’s Gospel presents the episode in which Jesus drove out the merchants from the temple of Jerusalem. He did this gesture by helping himself with a whip of cords and flipped the tables, saying” You shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” This decisive action carried out close to Passover, made a great impression on the crowd and aroused the hostility of the religious authorities. This action of Jesus was wholly different than His loving, gentle and kind previous actions. Perhaps, this has been our big question over the years. The temple has been the centre of spiritual power. The same time that believers are building temples to worship God, devil is trying to occupy them by religious people. The house of God is a house of prayer for all peoples. Unfortunately, the house of God had been changed into a den of thieves, and it was no longer a house of prayer.

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Reflection on the Second Sunday of Lent – Year B

By: Fr. Peterson Mwangi IMC

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THEME: FAITH IN GOD

The three disciples were lucky to have been given an opportunity to accompany Jesus up the mountain and experience the glory of God but instead of learning in silence and being attentive to what Jesus wanted them to see/ hear, the whole transfiguration experience led Peter to speak and suggested the building of 3 booths where they would all reside. At that moment, a voice was heard from heaven saying, “This is my beloved son; listen to Him.” In this second Sunday of lent we are called to work on our listening skills; listening to the Son God and following His instructions without being distracted by what we have or the situations that we find ourselves in whether good or bad. We are lucky today to have been given Abraham in our first reading as an example of a faithful servant of God who not only listened but also followed the instructions given by God to the latter. He never tried to reason/argue with God, neither did he count the losses that he would incur after sacrificing his only begotten son but with faith, trust and understanding in God who provides, accepted to offer his son as a burnt sacrifice to God. This gesture pleased God who in turn promised Abraham countless blessings and spared the life of his son by providing a ram for sacrifice.

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Reflection on the First Sunday of Lent – Year B

by Fr. Peterson Mwangi IMC

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THEME: NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

In our daily conversations, we find ourselves talking about different spirits that reside in our bodies and in our dwellings. These spirits can either be benevolent like the spirit of truth, spirit of self giving, spirit of generosity, spirit of love and others or we can have malevolent spirits in us like the spirit of hate, spirit of laziness, spirit of stealing, spirit of stinginess, spirit of witchcraft and others. I may not know all the Spirits that resides in you or the other but as Christians we are sure of the Holy Spirit that we received in our baptism. This Spirit makes us children of God through the forgiveness of sins, directs our thoughts and actions as the faithful; He should always reside in our hearts in order to teach, guide, protect and accompany us in our daily Christian life and especially this period of lent.

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year B

By Fr. Peterson Mwangi IMC

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THEME: THE HEALING POWER OF JESUS

We will base our today’s reflection on the healing of the leper mentioned in today’s Gospel. Leprosy was a skin condition in the time of Jesus and also in the Old Testament as we see in the first reading; this sickness was thought to be contagious hence those who suffered from it were considered to be social outcasts who could not mingle freely with other people; in a more familiar term, they were isolated for as long as they were sick just as we are doing to Covid 19 patients today.

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