Meeting the Risen Lord

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by Francis Amponsah OP Have you ever wondered why we observe Sunday as a holy day rather than the Sabbath (Saturday) even though the Ten Commandment says, “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8)? The gospel readings of the Sundays after Easter give us the answer. The gospel writers were not particularly interested in telling us the precise day of the week in which many of the events they recorded took place. With one exception. In the public ministry of Jesus they often told us that many of the healing miracles of Jesus took place on the […]

God has removed your shame

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Joshua 5: 9 – 12; Psalm 34: 2 – 7; 2 Corinthians 5: 17 – 21; Luke 15: 1 – 3, 11 – 12. byFrancis Amponsah OP Shame is a very powerful emotion that can destroy someone from inside, and keep him/her spiritually stunted for the rest of his/her life. One of the ministries I enjoy doing is working with people with addictions and homeless people. Both the first reading and the Gospel of today reminds me of the first time I spoke with a homeless man in Johannesburg. It took him a while and a lot of courage to […]