Very Rev. Fr. John Kobina Louis is a priest of the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana.

Naaman is cleansed from leprosy

SPIRITUAL LEPROSY CAN BE CURED

THEME: SPIRITUAL LEPROSY CAN BE CURED READINGS: 2 Kings 5:14-17/ 2 Tim. 2:8-13/ Luke 17:11-19 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Naaman was cured of his leprosy (2 Kings 14-17); and Jesus cured ten lepers (Lk. 17:11-19).  We may not be lepers judging by our physical appearance and health, but we may be spiritual lepers.  However,…

FAITH – FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF GOD

THEME: FAITH – FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF GOD READINGS:  Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 / 2 Tim. 1:6-8, 13-14/ Luke 17:5-10 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time A young Italian man who lost his sight in his teens decided to travel to Africa.  Initially, some family members and friends tried to discourage him from doing so.  They gave…

STEWARDSHIP

THEME: STEWARDSHIP READINGS: Amos 8:4-7/ 1 Tim. 2:1-8/ Luke 16:1-13 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time In God the virtues of mercy and justice blend perfectly.  He, who is perfectly merciful, is perfectly just as well, because He is perfection itself.  Last Sunday’s message was about God’s ineffable mercy and forgiveness; today’s is about the stewardship…

debt cancellation

EASY ACCESS TO DEBT CANCELLATION

THEME: EASY ACCESS TO DEBT CANCELLATION READINGS: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14/ 1 Tim. 1:12-17/ Luke 15:1-32 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Imagine the immense ingratitude of a people who so soon forgot Yahweh who had mightily delivered them from the misery of their slavery, and attributed their deliverance not even to an intelligent or living being, but…

Falling in love

TWO WINGS OF MARRIAGE

THEME: TWO WINGS OF MARRIAGE READINGS: Tobit 8:5-7 /Psalm 127 /John 15:12-16 WEDDING HOMILY [Dear reader this is the homily of a wedding which took place on 7th September, 2013, in Accra.] Marriage could be likened to a bird.  Kweku and Esi, from the readings you have chosen, I want to call your attention to…

Jesus first

SEEK CHRIST FIRST

THEME: SEEK CHRIST FIRST READINGS: Wisdom 9:13-18 /Philemon 9-10, 12-17/Luke 14:25-33 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time To a great crowd of people following Jesus for various reasons (healing, miracles, curiosity, etc.), He said: ‘If any one comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and…

Humility

HUMILITY

THEME: HUMILITY READINGS: Sirach 3:7-20, 28-29 /Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 /Luke 14:7-14 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Last Sunday, it was mentioned that to enter the ‘narrow door’ of God’s kingdom we must be humble.  Today’s readings offer us the opportunity to reflect more on the virtue of HUMILITY.  According to the first reading, ‘The greater…

the narrow door

NARROW DOOR

THEME: NARROW DOOR READINGS: Isaiah 66:18-21/ Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13/ Luke 13:22-30 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Last Sunday, we were reminded of the inestimable price that Jesus Christ has paid for our salvation.  Today he tells us that we also have a contribution to make towards our salvation. Our past interaction (including eating and drinking)…

Stations of the Cross

THE PRICE OF OUR SALVATION

THEME: THE PRICE OF OUR SALVATION READINGS: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 / Hebrews 12:1-4 / Luke 12:49-53 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Our Lord Jesus Christ uses two imageries (fire and baptism) in today’s gospel reading to convey what it cost Him to save us. FIRE ‘I came to cast fire upon the earth’, says Jesus. …

Faith

FAITH DETERMINES OUR FATE

THEME: FAITH DETERMINES OUR FATE READINGS:  Wisdom 18:6-9/ Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-11 / Luke 12:32-48 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time ‘Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen’ (Heb. 11:1).  It is by faith that we are, for instance, convinced that God exists even though we do not see.  Again,…

Vanity of vanities

VANITY OF VANITIES

THEME: VANITY OF VANITIES READINGS: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23/ Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11/ Luke 12:13-21 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Just imagine admiring a beautiful mansion: its unique architecture, high quality glass windows and doors, and a fascinating roof crowning it all.  Then, all of a sudden the mansion crumbled down.  In a shock, the great losses…