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May 22, 2018

DIVINE LOVE DEFINED

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (Jn.3:16). This is how Jesus describes the depth of his Father’s love for us! He is the perfect expression of that love as only through him can we fully share in it. Through Jesus, the New Israel has been expanded to include all of us who believe in him anywhere and everywhere. Jesus makes us the people of the God who never stops saving us from sin. God’s love is infinitely stronger…

THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

  Today’s story of the Rich Young Man teaches us that detachment from material possessions, and dependence on divine grace, are necessary conditions for discipleship and the journey to eternal life. The rich aristocrat comes to Jesus with a fair bit of exuberance and confidence in his own abilities. He was probably used to his wealth opening doors for him. “Good Master” he says, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus starts by challenging him on what it means to be “good”. God alone is good; so in calling Jesus “good” the man must do so in relation…