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

GOD’S CALL

THEME: GOD’S CALL READINGS: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19/ 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20/ John 1:35-42 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The message of the day is about God’s call. Often we limit God’s calling to vocations to the priesthood and religious life. In that case, some of us switch off even before the homily begins. Beloved,…

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

THEME: MARY, MOTHER OF GOD READINGS: Numbers 6:22-27 / Galatians 4:4-7/ Luke 2:16-21 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God The Jews had the custom of naming a child a week after his/her birth (cf. Luke 1:59). In this respect, the First of January (a week after Christmas) marks the naming of…

BEATITUDES OF FAMILY LIFE

THEME: BEATITUDES OF FAMILY LIFE READINGS: Genesis 15:1-6; 17:3-5, 15-16; 21:1-7/Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19/ Luke 2:22-40 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Today the Church celebrates the solemn feast of the Holy Family of the child Jesus, Mother Mary and Blessed Joseph. The Holy Family is a model for all families. From their…

THE SAVIOUR’S BIRTH

THEME:  THE SAVIOUR’S BIRTH READINGS: Isaiah 52:7-10/ Hebrews 1:1-6/ John 1:1-18 Christmas Day Some early Christians in the ancient city of Rome missed the point about the joy of their citizenship of the kingdom of heaven. For them it was a matter of eating and drinking. To correct this wrong notion, St. Paul wrote to…

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

THEME: TO GOD BE THE GLORY READINGS: 2 Samuel 7:1-6, 8-12/ Romans 16: 25-27/ Luke 1:26-38 4th Sunday of Advent St. Paul, in the second reading, exhorts us to give ‘glory to him [God] who is able to give us the strength to live according to the Good News…He alone is wisdom; give glory therefore…

KEEP WATCHING UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS

THEME: KEEP WATCHING UNTIL THE LORD RETURNS READINGS: Isaiah 63:16-17; 64:1, 3-8 / 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 / Mark 13:33-37 1st Sunday of Advent Today, the first Sunday of Advent, begins the liturgical year of the Church. The word ‘advent’ means arrival or coming. The Season of Advent, which consists of four Sundays, is the pre-Christmas…

ACCOUNTABILITY

THEME: ACCOUNTABILITY READINGS: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 / 1 Thess. 5:1-6/ Matthew 25:14-30 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time In everyday language, we often limit talents to natural gifts and skills. The use of talents in today’s gospel reading, however, means more than natural gifts and skills. At the time Jesus Christ told this parable, a…