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Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Patience

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/16/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

PATIENCE

            We live in a time when patience is understood to be a weakness and not a strength. Our society does not value waiting and patience. At times the way we work, treat ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: John the Baptist

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/09/19

JOHN THE BAPTIST

            The Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) is from Matthew 3:1-12. The inspired writer presents John as a grim prophet of fiery imminent judgement. In addition to the fact that the ministry of John the Baptist is given a place of ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Adventus

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/02/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

ADVENTUS

            Advent comes from the Latin adventus, “coming.” The Vulgate uses this expression to translate the Greek word parousia, which means “coming” or “presence”, and more often than not refers to the eschatological ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Kingship of Christ

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/25/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE KINGSHIP OF CHRIST

            On the last Sunday of the liturgical year the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King, as if to crown all the celebrations of the entire year. The ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Jerusalem

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/18/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

JERUSALEM

            Jerusalem becomes the central point of reference for Luke in his Gospel account for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). Jesus decided to employ the prophetic tone to addressed issues ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Sadducees and the Resurrection

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/11/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE SADDUCEES AND THE RESURRECTION

            The Gospel of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time opens the argument on the resurrection. The Sadducees were a Jewish group that was closely aligned with the aristocratic ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Zacchaeus

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/04/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

ZACCHAEUS

            The Gospel of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time introduces us to a biblical figure worthy of study. Zacchaeus is considered as a figure of repentance, detachment and imitation of Christ. He ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Tax Collector

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 10/28/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE TAX COLLECTOR

            Tax collectors were allies of the Roman authorities. They lobbied for appointments as civil servants and magistrates. They were well known for their notorious attitude with respect to their blatant ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Persistance

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 10/21/19

 (Fr Michael FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

PERSISTANCE

            Persistence occupies a central place in the readings of the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Persistence is very central in the spirituality and theology of prayer. Jesus’ practice of prayer ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Gratitude

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 10/14/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

GRATITUDE

            I would like to define gratitude borrowing the words of Emmanuel Kant. Kant’s account of gratitude as described in his “The Metaphysics of Morals”, begins with what we might take as a ... Read More »

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