Author: Oloruntumo

Do i listen to the voice of christ in the Church? 

Today’s Word and Prayers (W. A. P.)  Do i listen to the voice of Christ in the Church?  Friends, Jesus selected James, Philip, and the other apostles at the start of His public ministry (Mk 3:13ff). Jesus also selected the apostles to see Him after He had risen from the dead (1 Cor 15:5, 7). No one can ever replace the witness of the apostles as “the chosen witnesses of the Lord’s Resurrection” (Catechism, 860). hears Me. He who rejects you, rejects Me” (Lk 10:16). Thus, we must pay close attention to the apostles’ teaching (Acts 2:42), which continues in the Catholic Church through the Pope and bishops (Catechism, 863). If we refuse to listen to the Church, we risk rejecting Jesus Himself. Jesus doesn’t like it when someone refuses to listen to His witnesses (see Mk 16:11, 14). For example, some couples refuse to listen to the Church about refraining from the use of artificial birth control. They decide to form their own opinion on the subject. They expect Jesus to tell them Himself if it is against His will. Now Jesus does reveal His truth to individuals some of the time. However, Jesus has already spoken through His witnesses, the pope and the magisterium of the Church, about many matters of faith. To refuse to listen to the Church is to refuse to listen to Jesus (Lk...

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Do you hunger for God and for the food which produces everlasting life? 

Today’s Word and Prayers (W. A. P.) Do you hunger for God and for the food which produces everlasting life? Friends, the bread which Jesus offers his disciples sustains us not only on our journey to the heavenly paradise, it gives us the abundant supernatural life of God which sustains us both now and for all eternity. When we receive from the Lord’s table we unite ourselves to Jesus Christ, who makes us sharers in his body and blood and partakers of his divine life. Ignatius of Antioch (35-107 A.D.) calls it the “one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live for ever in Jesus Christ” (Ad Eph. 20,2). This supernatural food is healing for both body and soul and strength for our journey heavenward. Lord Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life. You alone can satisfy the hunger in my heart. May I always find in you, the true bread from heaven, the source of life and nourishment I need to sustain me on my journey to the promised land of heaven. Amen. Good morning and have a victorious Tuesday! Remember to say your Rosary (sorrowful...

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Why was it difficult for the disciples to recognize the risen Lord?

Today’s Word and Prayers (W.A.P) on 3rd Sunday of Easter Why was it difficult for the disciples to recognize the risen Lord? Friends, Jesus’ death scattered his disciples and shattered their hopes and dreams. They had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. They saw the cross as defeat and could not comprehend the empty tomb until the Lord Jesus appeared to them and gave them understanding (Luke 24:13-35).  Jesus chided the disciples on the road to Emmaus for their slowness of heart to believe what the Scriptures had said concerning the Messiah. They did not recognize the risen Jesus until he had broken bread with them. Do you recognize the Lord in his word and in the breaking of the bread? How often do we fail to recognize the Lord when he speaks to our hearts and opens his mind to us? The Risen Lord is ever ready to speak his word to us and to give us understanding of his ways. Do you listen attentively to the Word of God and allow his word to change and transform you? Lord Jesus Christ, open the eyes of my heart to recognize your presence with me and to understand the truth of your saving word. Nourish me with your life-giving word and with the bread of life. Amen. Good morning and have a glorious...

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Do you know that Jesus is the true bread from heaven that gives you abundant life? 

Today’s Word and Prayers (W. A. P.)  Do you know that Jesus is the true bread from heaven that gives you abundant life? Friends, the people of Israel had been waiting for the prophet whom Moses had promised: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren – him shall you heed (Deuteronomy 18:15). The signs which Jesus did, including the miraculous feeding of the five thousand signified that God has indeed sent him as the anointed Prophet and King. Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle that is repeated in all four Gospel accounts. What is the significance of this particular miracle? The miraculous feeding of such a great multitude pointed to God’s provision of manna in the wilderness for the people of Israel under Moses’ leadership (Exodus 16). This daily provision of food in the barren wilderness foreshadowed the true heavenly bread which Jesus would offer his followers. When you approach the Table of the Lord, what do you expect to receive? Healing, pardon, comfort, and rest for your soul? The Lord has much more for us, more than we can ask or imagine. Do you hunger for the “bread of life”? Do you trust in God’s provision for you and do you share freely with others, especially those who are in need? Lord...

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Do I recognize the Risen Lord through the gift of faith and receive new life?

Today’s Word and Prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday (W.A.P) Do I recognize the Risen Lord through the gift of faith and receive new life? Dear friends, today is the eight day after the Resurrection and for 17 years now, we do celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday as instituted by St John Paul II in the year 2000. In today’s gospel when Thomas finally had the courage to rejoin the other apostles, the Lord Jesus made his presence known to him and reassured him that he had indeed overcome death and risen again. The Lord makes himself known to you in the Bible, through prayers (personal, community), through holy Communion, in the priest, in the poor and needy. Do you recognize him? When Thomas recognized his Master, he believed and exclaimed that Jesus was truly Lord and truly God! Through the gift of faith you, too, are invited to proclaim that Jesus is your personal Lord and your God. He died and rose that you, too, might have new life in him. The Lord offers you new life in his Holy Spirit that you may know him personally and walk in this new way of life through the power of his resurrection. Do you believe in the good news of the Gospel and in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring you new life, hope, and joy? Lord Jesus Christ,...

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