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Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Christmas Joy

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/27/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA.

THE CHRISTMAS JOY

            I have qualified the phrase “Christmas joy” with a definite article (the) for a reason. We celebrate a lot of joyful moments every year – be it our birthdays or an anniversary of an important life’s ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Ask For a Sign...

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/20/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA.

ASK FOR A SIGN…

            How blessed one can be if (s)he is given the chance to ask God for a special sign or gift. How many people get this opportunity? Many were those who were made to wait and ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Be Joyful in Waiting...

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/13/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA.

BE JOYFUL IN WAITING…

 

            A call for great rejoicing is announced to us by the inspired writers in today’s Liturgy of the Word. Traditionally during the first and second weeks in the season of Advent, Mother Church puts ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: A Shoot of Jesse

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/06/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI

A SHOOT OF JESSE

            What does God do with our broken dreams? In our ministry as priests we encounter many people who are faced with extremely difficult life challenges, have given up on their dreams, and turned indifferent to God’s ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: "What I Saw..."

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/29/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI

“WHAT I SAW…”

            “What I saw…” has to do with the vision of Isaiah concerning the coming of the Lord. During the prophetic ministry of Isaiah some of the Gentiles loved his prophecies simply because they were friendly to their ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Qualities

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/22/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI

QUALITIES

            In the study of any created being or thing, two ideas come to mind: the ontological nature (that is its beingness) and the qualities of that being or thing. So, for example when one wants to study the nature ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: the Days are Coming

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/15/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI

THE DAYS ARE COMING

            End-times messages always create mixed-feelings. For some people end-times messages send fear to their spine while for others they are just indifferent to them. But for the righteous, such messages are welcome because the righteous have ... Read More »

Fr. Michel's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Compromise

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/10/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA.

COMPROMISE

            When one checks his dictionary for the meaning of compromise, (s)he will probably come across two explanations. The first explains “compromise” as “an agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions” while ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Curiosity

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/02/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA

CURIOSITY

            I would like to think that you have heard it said a thousand times that curiosity kills the cat but for some people curiosity may have brought them to encounter Christ. Curiosity carries the nuance of “eager desire ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Exhibitionism

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 10/25/22

FR MICHAEL BOAKYE YEBOAH

CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KUMASI, GHANA

EXHIBITIONISM

            Exhibitionism can be defined as a behaviour that tries to get people’s attention all the time. The term is at times used to described a sexual disorder but here the term will be employed to describe the spiritual ... Read More »