GOD NEVER TAKES BACK HIS GIFTS

Sunday 16 August 2020 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 56.1,6-7, Romans 11.13-15,29-32, Matthew 15.21-28. The three readings of today speak in favour of the strangers/foreigners. These strangers are those perceived as being outside the blessings of God. They are the ‘pagans’, ‘unbelievers’, ‘gentiles’ etc. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesied that the holocausts and sacrifices of these strangers will be accepted, they will be made joyful in the house…Keep Reading

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Apocalypse 11-12, 1Corinthians 15.20-26 Luke 1.39-56 AWAY WITH EVERY SOVEREIGNTY We are celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some people have problems with celebrating the Mother of Jesus thinking it is all about Her. What we are celebrating today is about the power of God manifested through Jesus Christ. St. Paul stated in the 2nd reading that Jesus will do away with every sovereignty, authority and power, the…Keep Reading

IS IT AGAINST THE LAW?

Friday 14 August 2020 Week 19 in Ordinary Time. Mt 19.3-12 There are people who are in the habit of asking wrong questions. Some are in the habit of asking ‘is it a sin?’, if I do that, is it a sin? This is sin mentality. The sin is already around the mind. There are some people who are unmarried but are already angry that there’s no divorce after marriage….Keep Reading

UNLESS YOU FORGIVE

Thursday 13 August 2020 Wk19 Ordinary Time Matthew 18.21-19.1 Jesus put it very strongly that God will not forgive us if we do not forgive. Yet, I know that some people will not even care. We might even say, ‘heavenly Father, you better deal with me because i will never forgive this one.’ A priest approached a church member who belong to an important society in the church and begged…Keep Reading

CHRISTIAN AGREEMENT

Wednesday 12 August 2020 Week 19 in Ordinary Time Matthew 18.15-20 Jesus made it clear that if His followers agree on anything, heaven will agree with them. The question is, do we agree? He equally prayed for unity among His followers. The division among us Christians today is a sign that the enemy is at work. Division is a threat to Christian prayers as Jesus mentioned. The power and effectiveness…Keep Reading

NEVER THE WILL OF GOD

Tuesday 11 August 2020 Week 19 in Ordinary Time. Matthew 18.1-5,10, 12-14 Jesus ended His speech by saying, ‘it is never the will of the heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost’. Sometimes, we can misinterpret the Will of God, we attribute anything that happens to be the will of God. This is a good way of surrendering all to God but it can also have other…Keep Reading

HIERARCHY OF DEMONS

Demons have levels, imagine this demon terrorising the disciples. The disciples might have been dealing with other demons but this one was too stubborn, they have tried everything but no way. The father of the possessed boy was disappointed; his son was in a very wretched state, Jesus was also disappointed with the disciples, and fortunately He settled the matter. I just wonder what would have happened if He didn’t…Keep Reading

An address by the Bishop of St. George’s-in Grenada, Most Rev. Clyde Martin Harvey, as we continue to face the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brothers and sisters, people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, over the past days reports have been circulating about people gathering in close groups, not observing the physical distancing requested of us, people partying as if these are normal times. The two-day public celebration of Carnival has been cancelled in Grenada, as in some of our sister islands, but there are those among us who seem intent on celebrating as…Keep Reading

LET HIM RENOUNCE HIMSELF

Week 18 in Ordinary Time. Matthew 16:24-28 Jesus came into this world for a serious business. Whatever made Him to leave His Throne must be something very serious. He didn’t come for a show. He is equally inviting us to discover the seriousness of His mission and to be part of it. Renouncing oneself is one of the greatest task, he who conquers himself can conquer the world. The mission…Keep Reading

The Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast

DAZZLING WHITE! Dn7. 9-14, 2Pt1.16-19, Matthew 17.1-9 The word dazzling best describes the experience of the Transfiguration. It is experience that is better encountered than described. In the first reading, Daniel tried to describe this kind of transfiguring experience just as Peter tried to describe their own on the mountain. Dazzling means extreme, astonishing, incomparable, excitement, highly impressive and overpowering. A dazzling light instead of making you to see, blinds…Keep Reading

JESUS’ INSTRUCTIONS

Week 14 in Ordinary Time Matthew 10.7-15 Jesus gave important instructions to His disciples; proclaim the kingdom, cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and cast out the demons. These were the very things Jesus Himself did while on earth. A Christian is another Christ. We have been given the mission to proclaim the kingdom of God, healing, raising the dead, casting out devils. He added, ‘give without…Keep Reading

HE GAVE THEM AUTHORITY

Week 14 in Ordinary Time. Matthew 10.1-7 A little girl was given permission by the teacher to go home, when the teacher realized there was an error, she tried to call the girl back but the little girl said, permission is permission, I’m not coming back. Authority is more than permission. Jesus gave His disciples authority over unclean spirits, with power to cast them out. This gift of authority and…Keep Reading