FAITH IS SUPERNATURAL …

Where man’s teachings do not permeate, the Holy Spirit supplies to those who seek faith. Speaking the Truth by spreading the Gospel is only the much we, as humans, can do. The Holy Spirit is the perfecter of God’s grace of faith in Him...

HE HAS US ALL IN MIND

He revealed Himself to me as was suitable for the curious child that I was... The ethereal presence that enveloped me at that time sufficed. I saw He was present there with me... It was a moment of indescribable joy and peace and the awareness of love, and I did not want it to end...

GOOD OLD DAYS; WERE THEY REALLY?

If everyone embraced virtues and morality, without pretense and hypocrisy, the world would be a better place: children would grow up to be responsible and productive, leaders would be...

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN SUFFERS VIOLENCE AND ONLY THE VIOLENT TAKES IT BY FORCE

Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash This Matthew 11:12 line according to some Bible versions, is a favourite quote of many prayer warriors. It is usually followed with belligerent praying as if in a spiritual fight with the devil and its demons. I have had to ask someone why they put themselves through so much stress when they …

THE HULLABALOO ABOUT DROPPING RELIGION

Another reason people are beginning to condemn religion are the confusing differences in denominational doctrines, some of which are termed unreasonable, and others, unfathomable. That which is unfathomable, is why it requires faith. But faith is not unreasonable, and this is what people condemn.

WHOM DO YOU CHOOSE?

Make your choice The suffering and humility of the state of poverty has caused many preachers to propound that ‘poverty is a disease’ and so win a lot of congregation that hope that by their teachings they would learn how to pull themselves out of or not degenerate into poverty. The saying is so gladly …

ENJOYING LIFE

Enjoying life is what many will be quick to listen for. Many want to be justified for it and even some Christians will be quick to quote or misquote the Bible to justify it. Well, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with enjoying life, as long as the means to that end is not …

SHOULD WE NO LONGER PRAY?

Prayer, being a communication with God – our Maker, should be meditative and with good intensions. I cannot control the manner of your prayer; it is an expression of your emotions. But I can advise on the contents of your prayer, because it is important for your expectations at the end. Sometimes, we question whether …

MY DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

WAKE UP! AND PRAY At the early hours of today I woke up to some sounds on my roof. It was persistent and it took the sleep away from my eyes; no feeling of giddiness that should easily force me back to sleep. “Okay,” I thought, “I should as well say my Divine Mercy prayer” …

What Happened To Love? What Happened To Humanity?

I am troubled. My heart is very troubled. Today, someone sent me a whatsapp video claiming it to be one of the incidents of the Kaduna crisis. It was a video of some elderly men and women brutally lynched, burnt alive. They were quite old and helpless and some young men, old enough to be …

LIFE IS A GIFT FOR OTHERS

A couple of religious articles I read this week jolted me back to the true essence of my Christian and religious life; that it is not a life of self-absorption whereby one is consumed by saying the right things and being seen as good, but should be a life of self-giving which is sacrificing your …

WHO IS GOD

Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash KNOWING MY GOD As a child, when my mum used to take my brother and I to the Church, I remember always looking around at a crowd of people go to receive communion, but not be allowed to join them and wondered why: ‘why did my brother and I have to remain …

HEAL THE WORLD

'Happy new month; and happy ‘ember’ months too' are familiar greetings that usher in the periods. Some people associate the ember months (September, October, November and December) with negative incidents and that is sad. As for me, ember months are that third quarter of the year that usher in the preparation and birth of Christ. …

YOUTHFUL AND USEFUL IN THE SOCIETY

Photo by Samuel Aboh on Unsplash Youth is the prime of life. It is a stage in life when human beings are strongest, most agile and exuberant in manifesting their desires and abilities. This period runs through the ages of 18 to 30 years in average. A world without the youths would simply look like a village of …

WIDOWHOOD IN NIGERIA

Photo by twinsfisch on Unsplash Losing a loved one most times engenders mental and emotional distraught on the relatives, friends and acquaintances of the deceased in varying degrees of their relationship with the deceased. On the bereaved wife, it is a vacuum created by the loss of a companion, a lover, a friend and a partner (in the …

WHY PRAY

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (fifth edition) defined prayer as ‘a solemn request or expression of thanks to God or to an object of worship.’ The footnote of the Christian Community Bible (Catholic Pastoral Edition – p.155 of the New Testament) says that: To pray is to take the time to listen, to meditate in …

TRUE FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (fifth edition) defined freedom as ‘a state of not being a prisoner or a slave’. And this is what God has given to men – Freedom. He gave us freedom to reason, desire, speak, make choices and decisions, and to be independent or subservient (depending on some cases); these among …

THE LOVE OF MONEY – DEGENERATES SOCIETY

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash Their bloodshot eyes dared any opposition as without compunction, they unleashed unimaginable pains on both suspecting and unsuspecting citizens, in the privacy of their homes or in the public, because these miscreants find themselves in a society where the worship of money make injustices flourish. Such is our society - Nigeria – …

SUFFERING, DEATH AND FEAR – MY PERCEPTION

Sufferings and death are dreadful experiences which people do not wish for, yet we cannot go to heaven except by them (Mat. 10:38, Mk. 8:34). Many misfortunes befall humankind and these cause us to question the reasons for them. For instance, the Tsunami disaster in December 2004, Indonesia earthquake in March 2005, and the most …

SOMEONE ELSE WILL

The desire to help someone in need is in the heart of many good people, but only very few act upon it in the face of need. It is not uncommon therefore to hear such statements as ‘God will help him or her someday. Let’s just keep praying for him or her.’ But when you …