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Again i say rejoice!

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Last sunday's readings were centred on the joy of advent! The joy that only the birth of our Lord Jesus can bring! Pleasure is fleeting but true joy comes from knowing the Lord and from loving him. Everything else is hopeless without Christ. There is nothing that can compare and we can never be fulfilled untill we truly unite ourselves to him!


Christmas is always my favorite time of the year. I just cant help but feel excited when i see the decorations especially the lights! Oh the lights really get me. The true meaning of christmas is sometimes lost in all the expectations for gifts and other material things. In the desire for excessive indulgement in eating and making merry!


That is not the true meaning of christmas and neither is santa! The true meaning of christmas has always and will always be about the birth of our Lord! Indeed, a great light has come to the world and we shall no longer dwell in darkness! Let us all remember the true meaning of christmas and rejoice! Let us …

The evils of a nation.......

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A Chinese scientist recently shocked and outraged the world when he revealed that he had altered the DNA of twin girls before their birth. His name is He Jiankui and he is proud of his work, recently defending it at a Hong Kong summit! He claims to have done it for a "good" reason which was to give them resistance to HIV.


Granted some people are questioning his claims but i am horrified and appalled that this is another evil originating in China. A few weeks ago, i received a video about how some chinese were using aborted fetuses in supplements and booster pills! A few weeks before that, another video was sent to me about how they used chemicals to make fake eggs in my own country, Uganda! Another about using plastic to make fake rice and the list goes on.....


I have no authority to pass judgement on anyone but these evils keep multiplying and i cannot help but wonder how far will they go? Change starts with us and there are some lines we shouldn't cross for good reason…

Pieces of the puzzle......

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The "ubuntu" philosophy of Africa is a model of life in my opinion. Literally translated to mean "i am because we are", it is a philosophy that embraces the belief that we are all universally connected and dependant on one another as humans! It is a beautiful and true philosophy especially for our times which emphasize selfishness and are centred on materialism and ego!


We have replaced people with things in the hope of fulfilling our lives and in the search for happiness! We have deluded ourselves into thinking we are happy when we are comfortable and have the "securities" that wealth affords! Do we ever stop to think how miserable the wealthy can be? Or how marriages of the rich and famous, seemingly beautiful couples never seem to last?


When we replaced people with things, we moved even further away from the source of true happiness which is love, the love of God and neighbor! I cannot forget the homily  Bishop Michael Curry gave at the royal wedding o…