Theme: Come, eat, listen, learn and live

Researchers on world nutrition report that for 2/3 of our population lack of food daily. This class of people does not experience the slightest twinge of abdominal rumbling which may occur if a meal is skipped. There is also a group of people in deep pain, sunken-eyes, emaciating bodies with a type of hunger which is virtually starvation. In reality, every day, at least 1500 people die of hunger. To further compound this situation, billions of dollars are spent annually on a variety of weight loss products and programs because 1/3 of the world’s population is bursting with 75% of its food supply. For some of us who are among the fortunate that physical hunger is not a routine experience, it may be difficult to appreciate the impact of today’s readings but try to fit in.

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Theme: God, bless us with wisdom

Has it ever happened to you to imagine that one day you could find yourself the President, Prime minister, Inspector General of Police, a millionaire for a while; .... what would you do? What if you won the lottery; how would you spend it? Obviously, the answers to these ‘What if?’ queries would vary, depending upon the respondent’s age, background, circumstances in life and preferences. Young children, for example, may wish to meet Superman, but those mature in the business of living would probably reflect that maturity in their answers rooted in and shaped by the values a person holds.

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Theme:  Powerful word

When a word is spoken it is more than the articulation of an idea; words are dynamic entities pressing onward toward realization in time and space. Once uttered, they can not be revoked; the effectiveness of human words of blessing or cursing can persist and extend beyond the moment of their utterance cf. Genesis 27. More potent than human word is the word of God. In the Bible God’s word is communicated in three ways, as prophecy, as law and as a creative utterance.

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Theme: Patience pays

If we were compare the mercy and patience of God to the cruelty of some human persons, what strikes is a tremendous contrast of extremes. There is a tendency among us human beings to distinguish, discriminate and even to ridicule one another. This high measure of weakness and diminishment of personal value has in some occasions unfortunately proved to be a sufficient momentum for provoking some of the darkest periods in the history of humankind.

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