Do Not Be Afraid; Just Have Faith

06-30-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

A typical day in the earthly ministry of Jesus was full of events that included teaching on the mysteries of the Kingdom, healing of the sick who came or were brought to Him, spending some quiet time in prayer with His Father, and a private session with His Apostles in order to explain the many parables He may have used in teaching the people earlier. Mark recounts two major healings in our Gospel passage this weekend.


Quiet! Be Still!

06-23-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

One would expect that the disciples of Jesus, some of whom were professional fishermen before Jesus called them, would possess at least a little more than a fair understanding of the sea and the elements. To be fair to them, even Jesus trusted their acquired ability to sail Him across in the boat, to the extent that He fell asleep and they may have applied their knowledge of the ways of the sea to keep the boat afloat, at least for some me before they called upon Jesus to come to their aid.


For We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

06-16-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

The exiled people of Israel received a series of “prophecies of doom” that painted a gloomy story of their contemporary situation from the Prophet Ezekiel who ministered to the people during the period of exile. A er one of such oracles, God decided to off er them a message of hope for restoration. God employed an agricultural parable to pass this relieving message of hope, this must have resonated with the people, an overwhelming majority of whom were agriculturists. The Lord was going to take from the crest of the cedar, a tender shoot, which He would plant on a high and lofty mountain of Israel.


“Whoever Does The Will Of God Is My Brother And Sister And Mother.”

06-09-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

We are back to taking our Readings on the weekends from the Ordinary Time after the celebration of Easter, Pentecost, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi. This weekend, the Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time in Year B, we are treated to the intriguing dialogue between God the Creator and Adam the disobedient creature after the first fall. Recall that God had created Adam and had placed him and Eve in the Garden of Eden where all that they would need was provided.


This Is My Blood Of The Covenant Which Will Be Shed For Many

06-02-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Manasseh Iorchir, VC

It is safe to say that the story of the Christian Scripture which we call the Bible is the story of two Covenants: the first between God and the people of Israel, the second between God and the New Israel, the assembly of God’s children also known as Christ’s faithful. The Book of Genesis traces the origin of the world and man’s relationship with His Creator, a relationship that was mortally wounded by man’s disobedience and the gradual revelation of God’s plan to return man to the right relationship with His Maker. In Genesis 15, God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants, this covenant was sealed with the blood of animals.