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

Filled with the Holy Spirit

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT [Part I]

THEME: FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT [Part I] READINGS: Acts 7:55-60/ Rev. 22:12-14, 16-17, 20/ John 17:20-26 7th Sunday of Easter Last Thursday was the feast of our Lord’s Ascension.  On the day of his Ascension, our Lord asked his disciples to remain in Jerusalem for the reception of the Holy Spirit. They waited in…

New Heavens New Earth

NEW HEAVEN, NEW EARTH

THEME: NEW HEAVEN, NEW EARTH READINGS: Acts 14:21-27/ Rev. 21:1-5/ John 13:31-35 5th Sunday of Easter The Bible begins with the story of the creation of the heavens and the earth by God (Gen. 1:2) and it ends in the Book of Revelation with the message of the re-creation of heaven and earth by God:…

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

THEME: THE GOOD SHEPHERD READINGS: Acts 13:14, 43-52/ Rev. 7:9, 14-17/ John 10:27-30 4th Sunday of Easter ‘I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep’, says Jesus Christ (Jn. 10:11).  To appreciate this statement of our Lord, who laid down His life on the cross…

Jesus is risen

JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!

THEME: JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED! READINGS: Acts 5: 27-32, 40-41/ Rev. 5:11-14/ John 21:1-19 3rd Sunday of Easter The Gospels narrate several events after the resurrection of Jesus Christ with twin reasons: (a) to affirm that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead indeed; (b) so that we may believe in Him and be…

Jesus Divine Mercy

DIVINE MERCY

THEME: DIVINE MERCY READINGS: Acts 5:12-16/ Rev. 1:9-13, 17-19/ John 20:19-31 2nd Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Last weekend we commemorated the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Why did He undergo that experience for us?  Jesus suffered, died and resurrected so that we might be saved from our sins.  Hence…

THE CRUCIFIXION: SPIRITUAL VACCINATION

THEME:THE CRUCIFIXION: SPIRITUAL VACCINATION GOOD FRIDAY MEDITATION In view of the Good Friday-Easter celebrations, a journalist confronted me with the question: ‘What would you say to those who think that the death of Jesus Christ was not necessary?’  Beloved this question is similar to what St. Paul was confronted with about 2000 years ago: the…

Palm Sunday

WAVE YOUR CHRISTIAN VICTORY FLAG

THEME: WAVE YOUR CHRISTIAN VICTORY FLAG READINGS: Isaiah 50:4-7/ Phil. 2: 6-11/ Luke 22:14-23:56. Palm Sunday While we would wave our national flag if our national [football] team wins a championship, the Jews of the bible times would wave palm branches to celebrate their victories.  For example, around 170BC, the Maccabees led some fellow Jews…

God's way

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

THEME: GOD WILL MAKE A WAY READINGS: Isaiah 43:16-21 / Phil. 3:8-14/ John 8:1-11 5th Sunday of Lent Some centuries after God had made a way through the Red Sea for the Israelites, their descendants (because of their disobedience) found themselves in exile in Babylon.  It was in that situation, according to today’s first reading,…

Prodigal son and waiting Father

SECOND CHANCE

THEME: SECOND CHANCE READINGS: Joshua 5:9-12 / 2 Cor. 5:17-21/ Luke 1-3, 11-32 4th Sunday of Lent There are times we wish we could have or be given a SECOND CHANCE.  A worker misconducts himself and he is given the sack; he then pleads for a second chance.  A bad decision leads to a big…

REMOVE THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET

THEME: REMOVE THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET READINGS: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15/ 1 Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12/ Luke 15:1-9 3rd Sunday of Lent As Moses got closer to the spectacle of the bush on fire, yet unconsumed, he heard the words: ‘Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is…