Virtual Mass is here to stay.

The virtual daily Holy Masses telecast on Crystal TV Plus started due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak which came with restrictions that included the suspension of Church activities temporarily.

These directives compelled the leaders of the Church to come up with an alternative structure that will benefit their beloved faithful hence; the initiative of the daily Mass telecast.

The priests in the Archdiocese of Accra and Kumasi devote their time to prepare adequately every week to ensure the Mass reaches every Catholic home in Ghana. How often do we as Catholics devote time to participate in this Eucharistic celebration being televised? Our next telecast for the second week in Ordinary time comes with power packed messages to feed our souls.

The gospel readings for the second week in Ordinary time lay emphasis on the activities of Jesus Christ and His disciples where He performed miracles, healed the sick and shared His teachings with the multitude that followed Him. Just like the disciples were to live in the presence of Jesus, so are we to follow in their footsteps. As we go through the New Year, may our commitment be to live our lives in the presence of the Lord, for; it is His desire to dwell in His presence forever.

Again, Jesus Christ entreats us as Christians to do away with our old selves and live our Christian values by attaining a new life centered on God. We should endeavor to do away with the Pharisee’s mindset of judging others and not thinking about what informed their behavior or choice.

Our God is a just God and always fair in His dealings; He rewards our good deeds and punish our wrong doings. The good deeds of David that were sustained gave him and his followers the privilege to eat the meal of the High Priests. God can waive laws in order to see us saved and so we should serve out of love, render service and serve others when necessary. Every kind act, generosity or service will wipe away our numerous sorrows and failures.

Professing our faith in God should not scare us but give us the strength to lay down our lives for Christ just like St. Agnes did at a tender age. Let us be challenged to look up to St. Agnes who took the oath of celibacy and gave her all to God at the age of 12. Again, we are called to a life of holiness through the life of this young role model. As youth, may we learn to surrender our virginity and innocence to God until the right time is due.

There is power in the blood of Jesus to break every chain and bring restoration therefore it is up to us to use the power Jesus has given us. Our spiritual life and relationship with God must be active and not wait to call on God only when we need favors from Him. There are a lot of dry bones in our lives because we treat our spiritual life like a secondary matter. Let us activate our spiritual life by reading the Bible often, praying on our own, attending spirit filled programs organized by the church and be assured that by doing all these, our prayers would be attended to whenever we call on God.

Do not forget to tune in to Crystal TV Plus to watch the Holy Mass celebrations every Monday to Friday at 6:15am and the repeat at 12:30pm and 5:30pm, Saturday at 9:30am and on Sundays at 10am.


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