Fr. Sanctus Mario
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A Time shall Come: Tuesday 34th Week Ordinary Time of the Year B


Breakfast with the Word Tuesday 34th Week Ordinary Time of the Year B


Luke 21:5-11



Time is changing and in constant motion. One thing with time is that it is never static, latent and unchanging. Time shall come when what we see today will become obsolete. There will be a time when where we are today will become a thing of the past.



In today’s gospel, the jews praise the temple for its beauty and grand appearance. Jesus reminds them that a time shall come when this beauty will become a thing of the past.


Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple which later came into fulfilment after forty years. The point is that as the Church’s liturgical year drifts to the end, the church uses these readings to also remind us of the end of life.


A Little Understanding.


The temple in question was rebuilt by Ezra and Zerubbabel (Ezra 6:15) but was later expanded and refurbished by Herod from 19BC to A.D 63. So it became the centre of Jewish life.


In describing how beautiful the temple is, Josephus a Jewish Historian says that the temple was adorned with gold plates on the outside, which sparkles when the sun shines on it. It is not only that it is so big but extremely radiant in appearance. For many jews then, the temple became like an idol. The temple means more to them than God even.



The Jews show so much reverence to the temple that even speaking against the temple can be seen as blasphemy (Acts 6:13). But after 40 years of Jesus’ prediction, the temple was destroyed by the Romans. The beauty was lost, the gold melted and no stone was left unturned.



Today, when the people wanted to know the sign when this would happen, Jesus responded that there will be a series of false prophets, wars and revolutions and terrifying events but the end will not come at once.


Here, Jesus also reminds that a time will come when the beauty we see today, the adornments we all strive for will be a thing of the past.



The Irony of Life.


The irony of life is that nothing that we strive to acquire and possess will last forever but this is still where we pay more attention.


Today, many people can go to any extent to acquire wealth. We pay more attention to buy lands, properties and become somebody in life. You can do everything humanly possible to safeguard your cars and properties.



We beautify our houses and pay 100 per cent attention to look nice and appear neat. Sometimes we buy costly jewellery to appear gorgeous. Hence, we pay little or no single attention to our relationship with God.



Therefore, we forget that our souls need more attention than everything we try to possess because in the end none of these things we strive for will follow us to the world beyond. Only our relationship with God will.



The Time must Surely Come

Time must surely come

The time must surely come when everything we struggle to have will become vanity and we begin to long for last-minute repentance.


A time will come when that beauty you strive to maintain will surely fade. There will be a time when the political position you enjoy today and you feel you have arrived must surely vanish from your eyes. Most of the expensive things of the yesteryears are no longer there today.



Man must understand that everything he sees in the world is ephemeral. They will surely fade away just like they come. Time will surely come when every position we enjoy today will be a thing of the past. Everything in life is simply momentary.



There must surely be a time when everything we boast of today will be a story. And finally, everything that has a beginning must come to an end. Like we come, so we must go. The time will surely come.




Life changes with time and a time for the changes must surely come. Time will also come when whatever you are passing through now will be a story. When we understand the mystery of life, we would purposely guide our steps. Everything is a matter of time.




May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to remain close to Him. May He always abide with you. Amen.


You may read


Faithful Giving:Breakfast with the Word Monday 34th Week Ordinary Time


The Kingdom Where Jesus reigns


Becareful of The Sadducees Who come to You


This is the Time Clean Up


This Happens When We reject God


  1. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


    1. Chisom says

      Amen oooooooooo. Still praying for our destiny helpers to locate I and my love once. And that God should grant our heart Desires and to answer our secret prayers

  2. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


    1. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says

      Amen may God help us in this race

    2. Enibe Jacinta Amara says


  3. BeatriceKc says


    1. Nnopuechi Emmanuel says

      God help us in this journey. Amen

    2. Uchenna Obeta says

      Amen. God bless you Fr.

    3. Michael Uzoechiena says

      Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.

  4. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Help Lord to utilize my time and opportunities well for the good of my soul. Amen

    1. Elonye Angela says

      I pray that God will help me to priorities the things of this world. to see His relationship with me as the most important. This is my prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen

    2. Theomaris says

      Amen πŸ™

  5. Eze Ezinne promise says


    1. Ugwuanyi Juliet says

      Lord help me to use my time well. Amen

  6. Obinna says

    Thank you Fr.

    1. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

      Amen thanks Padre
      May God bless his words in our hearts and grant the grace to be conscious of the changing time.

  7. Mirian igwe says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  8. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen. Thanks padre

    1. Carmela U. E. says

      Amen! Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr


      Amen πŸ™.. I’m really lifted

  9. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre for this message. It serves as a reminder for each an everyone of us that the world is not a dwelling place. It also reminds us that our inheritance is in heaven. May God help us. Amen

  10. James Mailoushi says

    Amen! God bestowed upon us the Holy Spirit to inspire us always to be faithful at all times so that your coming will not take us unaware in Jesus name, Amen.

  11. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says

    Amennnnnnn, thanks Padre


      Amen πŸ™.. I’m really lifted by this word

  12. Helen says

    Amen! Thank you Padre. God bless you πŸ™

  13. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr.

  14. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Thank you father

  15. Dr Nicholas Onyia A. says

    My merciful God, please grant me the grace to strive for, and be more concerned with things that guarantee eternal life, instead of worldly things that lead to damnation, through Christ our lord, amen

  16. Blessing Francis says


  17. Anthony Elijah says

    May we always be conscious that we dont have time in this world. Amen and thank you Fr.

  18. ANGELA MADU says

    May God almighty grant us His grace to give more attention to our souls.

    1. Nwokedike Chinenye says


  19. Chibuzor says

    Amen, so good to hear this words

  20. Owolabi Pelumi Agnes says

    I pray for grace to always place my priority on heavenly things Amen

  21. Mercy E Johnny says

    Thanks Padre, despite the gospel of prosperity ravaging in the world today, u still make us to understand that, pursue of wealth should not be to the dentriment of our souls. Thanks for this n May God bless you richly. Amen



  22. Onugu Lynda says

    Amen ,thank you father

  23. Madu chinaza lovelyn says

    This passage has really thought me that nothing last forever, not even our lives, troubles, wealth, popularity and so on. But only the love of God and his mercy that endures forever. May God give me the grace to draw closer to him in all my daily life. Amen

  24. Joy says

    Amen. God please help me to seek You first in all that I do in life.

  25. Patricia okwuii Onwubuya says

    Oh God Almighty Empower me to seek more for Heavenly Things more than Earthly Things in Jesus name Amen πŸ™

  26. Anigbogu Anthonia Nkiruka says

    Dear Lord, I know and trust that the trials and tribulations my family is going through now will be a thing of the past by your grace! Amen.

  27. Anujue Ifeanyichukwu Godwin says


  28. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says

    Amen may God help us in this race

  29. Duru Prisca Uchechi says

    Amen! Thank you Fr

  30. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen…… May God give me the wisdom to know that “THE TIME MUST SURELY COME”

  31. Okeke Chioma Agatha says

    Amen, God please help me to remain steadfast and Time conscious

  32. Stella Ekwemalor says

    Amen.oh Lord Jesus Christ. please help us your children to live a holy Life which will enable us to make Heaven in Jesus name amen

  33. Thompson Nwabueze says

    What a life touching word of today. Many a times when I was growing up(early childhood) I invested and even adorned the outwards of my being. But, now the light of Christ has shown on me and have realised the emptiness of it all.


    Thanks a lot Padre Santus Mario. More wisdom and fresh oil. Amen.

    1. Paxk says

      Everything is a matter of time…

      Pls dear Lord, help me to truly understand how limited my time ⌚ here is, and so, strive to cut off all undue attachments to mundane things.

  34. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    Amen and amen! God bless you real good, Padre. I pray for God’s special grace that will enable me to understand the vanity of the worldly things; that I will maintain a good relationship with my God and safeguard my soul by shunning sin and seeking the things of heaven, tro the merits of my loving Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ. Amen! Daalu!

  35. Lazarus Okoroafor Andrew says

    Amen Padre.
    Thanks so much for the words of encouragement.

  36. Christian says

    Amen, Lord give us the Grace for us to acquired whatever that is good in your site.

  37. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen. Thank you Father.

  38. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen!!! God give me the grace to do your will πŸ™πŸ™ IN Jesus name amen.

  39. Adimora Maryrose says

    Amen. Thank you Fr

  40. Ugwu Obianuju G says


  41. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen oooo πŸ™

  42. Margaret Awum says

    Amen πŸ™


    Lord grant me the grace to remain focused on your kingdom.

  44. Ogechi Anugwom says


  45. Charles Ndubuisi says

    Amen, Lord let all my ugly situation be a thing of the past in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen

  46. Okonkwo onyinye says


  47. Ijeoma Ugorji says

    May the God Lord grant us the grace to seek first his kingdom and righteous. Amen.

  48. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning

  49. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen#. Thank you Jesus for another great opportunity to be in your presence this morning. Lord may you continue to strengthen me as I run my heavenly race knowing fully well that time shall come one day when I will give account of my journey on Earth through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

  50. Ejiro Ovwigho says


  51. Bello Doris says

    May the Lord help me make use of my time , talent and money to the glory of HIS name. God please use me for your kingdom Amen

  52. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr

  53. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen.Thanks Padre

  54. Esimekara Nnenna says

    Oh God grant me the grace to understand this and always be conscious of it in Jesus name amen.

  55. Yolanda Malebatsane says


  56. Adichie Chizoba says


  57. Mariajacinta Ivoke says


  58. Ogbonna Lynda says


  59. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    Amen and Amen!

  60. Onyeoma Ukamaka says


  61. Jane chuks says

    Amen πŸ™Œ

  62. Nwoye Ngozi says


  63. Udemezue Martina Mary says


  64. Sylvia says

    May God give me the grace to utilize my time for him and for the salvation of my soul Amen

  65. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    May we never lose the essence of time in caring for our souls.

  66. Grace uba says


  67. Oby Okpalaeke says

    Amen πŸ™

  68. Asukwo Eunice says


  69. Angela Madu says


  70. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says


  71. Umeze Rosemary says


  72. Onwuka Mary Ijeoma says

    Good morning Padre, how isbro Kingsley? He has been away for sometime now.

  73. Anyanwu Rosetta says

    Thank you Jesus

  74. Regina Mobu says


  75. Eneh Chioma Maureen says

    May the almighty God help me to look for things that will help me make heaven.

  76. Ifeoma Ugwueze says

    Amen….. May the Lord help us to pay more attention to Eternity rather than things of the world because “A TIME SHALL COME ” when the things we kill ourselves today for would be vanity upon vanity….. God help us, amen πŸ™πŸ™

    Thank you, Fr, for that wonderful reminder, may God strengthen you, amen πŸ™πŸ™

  77. UGWU CHIOMA says


  78. Ogechi Oscar says


  79. Chikeluba Amara says

    Dear God, please give us the grace to live in accordance to your will and for your glory… Amen

  80. Ifesinachi Okeke says

    Amen πŸ™

  81. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  82. Michael Jones says


  83. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen and Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  84. Blessing Chilo Adie says

    Help me oh Lord to utilize my time and my opportunities well for the good of my soul and humanity at large through Christ our Lord Amen

  85. Godwin Odah says

    Amen πŸ‘.
    May God in his appointed time, do away with all the health challenges my brother, mother, cousin and wife are passing through today, to the glory of God the most high…. Amen.

  86. OKAFOR OZIOMA says

    May God help me to dedicate more time to him than earthly things πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  87. Nwatu Nneka P says

    Amen πŸ™, Thanks

  88. Mary Chioma Nwauzu says

    May the Almighty God give us the grace to live a life that is acceptable to God.

  89. Ibeawuchi Monica says


  90. Ehon Mary says

    Thank you padre for the breakfast

  91. Elizabeth kiio says


  92. Mbama Christiana says


  93. Adozima Chidi Helen says

    Thank you Jesus. Grant me the grace to give my soul the proper attention that it needs.

  94. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  95. Nnenna Omaha says


  96. Achara Ogonna grace says


  97. Chisom Egwudike says


  98. Anthonia Okonkwo says


  99. Nnoruga obiageli says


  100. Amalu Gloria says


  101. Egbon chinedu Carey says

    Oh Lord I pray for a good and better relationship all through the days of my life, Amen

  102. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Thank you Fr.

  103. Dr Nick Onyia says

    Amen and amen πŸ™

  104. Rosemary Ugonna Nwaguru says

    Amen in Jesus mighty name.

  105. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  106. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    LORD please all this things on Earth are Vanity upon Vanity
    Save guard me from worldly things πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  107. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen πŸ™.

  108. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says


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