Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

He hates No Soul. Tuesday Second Week of Advent

Breakfast with the Word Tuesday Second Week of Advent Year C


Matthew 18:12-14


There are times when we remember the mistakes of the past, it will seem as if God can never forgive us again. There are some moments when you remember your past, you conclude already that God can never forgive you or hear your prayer again.



 Sometimes, because of some unforeseen circumstances, many of us have already concluded that God hates them.



Some people already conclude that the reason could be due to the sinful lives they lived. Even when some of us pray and have not seen any answer to their prayers, they conclude immediately that the reason is that God hates them and has abandoned them.




 We seem to have this belief that there are people God loves the most and hates the most. Such belief is erroneous. God does not hate.


He hates no soul. Rather, He is constantly seeking a way to bring back the sinner to Himself. Only that the sinner does not want to change. We are the cause of our problem and not God.



Many make serious efforts to be close to God but yet things keep becoming hard and difficult. 

What we have to know is that when you are very close to God, His love and grace are always sufficient for you. It doesn’t mean you won’t have challenges. It does not mean you will have immediate solutions, but in the midst of all these, His grace, strength and inspiration to go through them are always assured. 




God does not rejoice in our suffering. He does not rejoice in our sinful lives and weaknesses. Rather, He is joyful when we decide to return to Him. What Gives Him more joy is when we repent from our sins and return to Him. 



In the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32, we can see how the father ran to embrace His lost child. Such is the love of the Father. He hates no soul. 


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The Gospel.



The gospel of Mathew today captures God’s loving nature towards His Sheep.


Jesus tells His disciples


Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray? I tell you solemnly if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all. Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost”.



Therefore, God does not want us to lose our souls. He does not rejoice over the death of the sinner.


In Ezekiel 33:11, He says “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways”



Therefore, this shows that He hates no soul. Rather, He wants the soul to change and repent. 



In the gospel today, we have the Shepherd, the ninety-nine other sheep and the sheep that strayed. The Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine others in search of the only sheep that strayed away. 




This alone portrayed the Shepherd as caring, loving, kind and ever in constant search for the lost sheep. And what makes Him much happy is when He eventually finds the lost sheep.




 Imagine how God loves you, but we pay Him back with ingratitude and sin. Imagine how He longs for our communion and love but we repay Him with hatred.


God loves us but we do not have His time. He hates no soul, but we prefer to be outside God than in God. 


So, the problem is the sheep, not the Shepherd, for the Shepherd is ready to do everything not to allow anyone to go astray.




When we seem to be Lost.



Whenever we seem to be lost, let us remember that we have somebody who always loves us. Those times when we remember the mistakes of the past, and it will seem as if God can never forgive us again, let us remember that He will forgive you.



Those moments when you remember your past, you conclude already that God can never forgive you or hear your prayer again, remember that He died for you and will be happy to see you return to Him. He hates no soul.



Therefore, if you have already concluded that God hates you because of the challenges around you, I wish to remind you again that God loves you. 



If you are suffering and you now think that God has abandoned you, I am assuring you that He has not. Do not forget that some challenges may be blessings in disguise. 



When you pray and you have not seen any answer to their prayers, remember He can still surprise you. Do not forget that God’s time is the best.



God does not hate you. Such belief is erroneous. He hates no soul. Rather, He wants you to come back to Him.  



Jesus the Good Shepherd.



Jesus is the good shepherd. His willingness to die for us on the cross is a pointer to How loving He is and longing to save us from damnation. We are the ones who have abandoned Him to do our own will.



Do you know that a stray sheep without a shepherd can be stolen or attacked by wild animals?

We make ourselves vulnerable to attacks when we leave His presence.



 The point is that we no longer have time for God. We have chosen to live under our directions and yet when we encounter problems, we come back to blame God. So, we are our problems. 



God hates no soul. God does not want any soul to perish. He is constantly seeking our return through the sacraments, the word and the Eucharist.



 His graces abound every day, yet we abandon these things and claim God has abandoned us. We abandoned the Shepherd to live the way we want. He hates no soul. God loves you. He loves you more than you think.



 It is not His will that any soul will lose. Therefore, we choose to be lost.




If You want to make God happy.




This gospel simply points out that one of the things that makes God happy is seeing a soul come back to Him and depends on Him as His stronghold.



 In Luke 15:7, He says that “there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent”.




Therefore, if we want to make God happy, we have to say no to our sinful pasts and come close to Him.



He longs to see us love Him and love each other. Jesus longs to see us live in peace. He wants to see us touch lives. He hates no souls and He wants us to do the same. This is Christianity.



The law of Christianity is the law of love. 


 Imagine a world where everyone loves each other, but selfishness, wickedness, jealousy, faithlessness have taken the order of the day. We have strayed. We have chosen to perish because we have chosen to live the way we want. 



It is not and never will be the will of God that we perish. Therefore, we can be saved. Let us go back to the Shepherd that He will guide us.




May God continue to show you His unconditional love and give you the grace to overcome all your challenges today Amen


  1. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

    Amen and Amen

  2. Emilia Arinze says

    God of mercy and compassion, I am so sorry Lord for choosing my own path, forgive me n prove Your love to my family, let my husband know that You never be late, help his feeble mind as he go through challenged now, I pray in Jesus name Amen.

  3. Okereke Festus says

    Thank you Lord for loving me unconditionally

  4. Lois Blessing Paul says


  5. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen. God, give me the grace to understand your unconditional love for me.

  6. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen.Thanks Padre

  7. Adeline Chidimma says

    Thank you Lord for loving me unconditional, may you love never depart from me not minding my sinful nature. Help Lord to avoid that which lead to sin and always come close to you. Help me to overcome any challenges that may come my way Amen

  8. Mailoushi James says

    Amen! God continue to love unconditionally and inspire us through your Holy Ghost to replicate that same love to our brothers and sisters by your grace to the glory of your name, Amen.

  9. Nonye Maduka says


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  11. Ozioko Evangeline Nneka says

    Thank u jesus.may the light of st.micheal brings liberation and lighten up all the darkness in my life.amen.

  12. Ijeoma Ugorji says

    If God can give His only begotten son, Jesus Christ to suffer persecution and death just to reconcile us to Himself, then we should marvel in the awe of His unending Love for us.
    I know God loves me without compromise and so does he for every soul He created.
    May God continue to keep us safe under His banner over us which is love ❤️.

  13. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says


  14. ANGELA MADU says

    Please My Heavenly Father, help me by your grace not to be taken away from you, but to follow you all the days of my life. Amen

  15. Mercy E Johnny says

    Amen, thank you Lord Jesus for the gift of ur word today, forgive the past and guide me never to stray from u again. Make ur grace and strength available for me always through Christ our Lord. Amen

  16. Blessing Iortsugh says

    Amen and Amen, thank you fr.the word is for me because I am a sinfull woman and think he cannot hear me again, but this words this morning gives me hope and courage. Thank you very much fr.

  17. Joy says

    Amen, God please help me always to work in Your part all the days of my life.

  18. Njideka Aniagolu says

    Thank you, Jesus Christ, for constantly showing me that you love me unconditionally and for inspiring this your servant to always bless my souls every day of my life.

  19. Okoro Kingsley Akachukwu says

    Amen. Thank you for the encouragement padre.

  20. Esther Omalle says


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  23. Agbai ujunwa felicity says

    Thank you Jesus. Father today we have decided to come back to you because we know that you don’t hate us. We pray that God Almighty will give us the grace to always love him and love our fellow human being so that the world will be a better place…Amen

  24. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says

    May God help us to always come to Him in all time and never go astray.. Because He loves us so much…..

  25. Blessing Chilo says

    Give us your grace oh Lord to follow, believe and trust entirely in you jo matter the situation we find ourselves in through christ our Lord Amen


    Thank you Padre💕

  27. Golu Chetachukwu Angela says

    Amen. I pray that we turn back to God, who is our good shepherd, in true repentance of heart… By shunning our sinful lives, which are displeasing to him. And may he grant us the grace to remain faithful in him, Amen🙏

  28. Ugochukwu Gregory Onochie says

    Amen. Thank you Padre. May God bless his word in our hearts that we may hear and do them.

  29. Helen says

    Amen! Thank you Padre 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  30. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre for this beautiful reflection. I felt better reading this message. Thank You Jesus for loving me unconditionally.

  31. Lazarus Okoroafor Andrew says


  32. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Jesus son of David, have mercy on me. Thank you Padré

  33. Peter Anthony Dodoh says

    Amen. My God and Father, help me to over come this challenge of my wife kidney infection. There seems to be no improvement, but I still trust in your healing power. Heal my wife I pray you. This burden is too much on us. Please. For your Holy name sake grant solution Lord. Mother Mary, health of the sick intercede for her.
    St. Michael fight the battle for us. AMEN.

  34. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  35. Ogechi Anugwom says

    God is love and love is God, Amen

  36. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


  37. Onyiam Ogechi says

    Lord, may You always find us whenever we’re lost and and may we never perish in sin we pray oh Lord.

  38. Paxk says

    Amen 🙏

  39. Obika Chidimma says

    Amen, thanks Fr.

  40. Duru Prisca Uchechi says

    Thank you Jesus for your love

  41. Kaycee Omeke says

    Thank you Fr

  42. Anyiam Cornelia says

    Thank You Jesus, do not forsake or abandone me, direct me Lord so I will always strive to your will all through my life, amen.

  43. Okeke Chioma Agatha says


  44. Ezeagu Anuli says

    Amen 🙏 May we always show love to one another

  45. Charlesmary Okonkwo says

    And AMEN!

  46. Stella Ekwemalor says

    Amen. Thank you Jesus for your unending love and mercy over me.please help me to forget about my past life and to live a holy Life through Christ our Lord. Amen

  47. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    Lord Jesus! Thank You for what You are to me. May you accept me back as a prodigal daughter of Yours. Be with me always and may Your strength and inspiration always be my support in the challenges I am going through. Amen! Daalu, Fada m! Onyenke gi mekwaara gi!

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