Entries by Fada Sly

THE SHEPHERD-KING (34TH SUNDAY, YEAR A: SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING)

By: Fr. Sylvanus E. AMEH Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; Psalm 23; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46 The 1920s saw a rise in nationalism and secularism. There was an increased rejection of religion and religious influences. Society rejected God more and more, and this trend was creeping into the Church. There was therefore, the danger […]

PRINCIPLES OF DIVINE WISDOM (32ND SUNDAY, YEAR A)

By: Rev. Fr. Sylvanus AMEH Readings: Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Living life can be difficult sometimes. Living the Christian life can be even more difficult and this is because through the journey of life, we constantly face situations that require us to make hard judgments. To make a wrong judgment […]

CLEAN HANDS AND PURE HEARTS (SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS)

By: Rev. Fr. Sylvanus AMEH Readings: Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Today, the church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. The church teaches that there are 3 forms of her existence: the Triumphant Church (those in heaven), the Suffering Church (those in purgatory) and the Militant Church (those still on […]

WASTED LOVE (30TH SUNDAY, YEAR A)

By: Rev. Fr. Sylvanus AMEH Readings: Exodus 22:21-27; Psalm 18; I Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40 I sometimes think we owe gratitude to the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees who were constantly trying to put Jesus on the spot with their tricky questions, because in answer to their questions, he always leaves us with very valuable and […]

WASTED INVESTMENT? (HOMILY FOR 27TH SUNDAY, YEAR A)

By: Rev. Fr. Sylvanus AMEH Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 There once was a woman whose husband died and left her with three young children. The woman had to struggle very hard to ensure that the children neither starved nor went naked or wore rags. Despite the fact that though the […]