Grace to you! If you’ve ever invested so much in a person, but find he or she is wasteful and unproductive, it hurts. Doesn’t it? Wastefulness and lack of proper stewardship is a terrible vice. For us Catholics, it is a sin against justice. In the Gospel of Matthew chapter twenty-one, verses thirty-three to forty-three, Our…

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Grace to you!   I’m ecstatic to read God’s word in the Gospel of Luke 10:21. “In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said: ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants; Yes, Father, for…

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Grace to you! Thousands of pilgrims were in attendance at Saint Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 18, 2015, to witness the canonization of Marie-Azelie and Louis Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus.   During the homily in the serenity of the solemn Eucharistic celebration, the Holy Father Pope Francis stated: “The holy spouses, Louis…

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Grace to you! In divine providence, there are layers of excellent spiritual resources. Those resources are in the interest of God’s precious creatures, the chief of whom are you and me (humans). Within divine providence—that act through which God sustains creation—grace and opportune blessings are abundant. One of those blessings is the role played by…

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A beautiful Cultural Dance display at Bamenda, Cameroon, West Africa. Copyright Maurice Emelu Grace to you! Meditations on God’s Word in Scripture are powerful food for spiritual nourishment. Sometimes, I read a Bible story, and I wonder if there is anything concerning us that Scripture has not dealt with, explicitly or implicitly.  As an example,…

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Grace to you!  Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was known for telling many funny stories when he delivered his sermons. Using humorous stories is one aspect of his communication skills that shows his Irish heritage and endeared him to many people. During one of his sermons, he shared the story of what he called “Three…

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Grace to you! What fascinates you the most about faith-life? Signs and wonders, the experience of the miraculous? Is it the sense of a community and relationships, fellowship, or the so-called socialization forum? Is it the reality of being a member of God’s family, or of worship and love of God? Or is it something…

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Grace to you! In today’s reflection, I share a way of dealing with guilt and finding peace of soul.  In the epic drama of William Shakespeare, Macbeth, we read of Macbeth, the main character, who couldn’t handle the guilt of a bloodied soul and a bloodied hand. The torment for the evil (murder) he committed due to…

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Grace to you! It’s a little town, by far less than many cities in Nigeria. In that small town, over four hundred teens run a schedule like cadets, except that they weren’t training to be infantry soldiers, but miles Jesu (soldiers of Christ). Their weapons prayer and the practice of virtue. In that little town called Osina,…

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Grace to you! In my reflection yesterday, I talked about the need to look around us, admire, and share the good we see. There is a lot of good around us. It takes a positive mindset, a virtuous heart to see the good and spread the good news.  May I advance that reflection further by suggesting that…

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