“Jesus is at the door and knocks”

by Bishop José Luis IMC

Pope Francis’ has called the Church to celebrate an “extraordinary mission monthand revitalize our missionary spirit. The diocese of Manzini has chosen to extend it to the whole year October 2019 – October 2020

Below is my pastoral letter to the diocese.

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“Jesus is at the door and knocks”

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Word became flesh! (John 1:14)

In 2013, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI the Cardinals being entrusted with the election of a new Pope came together in Rome to reflect on the life and mission of the Church in today’s world.

It is said that Cardinal Bergoglio (who later became Pope Francis) shared a very short reflection with them. He spoke about the familiar passage in Revelation 3:20 where we read: “Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share a meal at that person’s side.”

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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”

Caring for the people of God

by Sr Elsa Joseph

August was a quite months having not many serious clients. We have a 28 year old admitted in unit” A “with a 2 year old with poor Adherence. She has two kids and is expecting the 3rd born. She is diagnosed with a VL 167000 and CD4 count 159, she has a lot of social issues at home and is depressed. MK, 33 years another defaulter, made a big improvement and went back home, then developed complications, he was admitted at St. Lukes Mission and was very ill.

He developed pressure sores and again returned on the 13th of September in a very serious condition to Hope house. Mrs. N 34 and T who came with a severe condition are well again and were discharged. Both of them are very happy and T went back to school and Mrs N to her family to take care of her kids. Continue reading “Caring for the people of God”

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

by Fr Mbongiseni Khuluse

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Previous Sundays Gospel was based on the lost. The lost sheep, coin and son. By nature man is a wicked creature, his will is always against the will of God. We are forever lost in the mist of our imperfections but thanks be to God, by Jesus Christ His son who offered Himself as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins.

1st reading: Am 8:4-7

God will punish those who have abused their power, authority, wealth to enslave His people.
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