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By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV. Catholic Exchange, Oct. 26, 2021

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme OMV is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary currently on missionary assignment in the Philippines. …


It was dark when I saw a snake lying on a dimly lit porch behind our parish rectory. I quickly grabbed a stick nearby to kill it. Surprisingly, it never moved despite the many blows that I gave it. I curiously lifted it with the stick and brought it under a light bulb close by. I then discovered why it never flinched under many blows. It was a rubber snake! I spent five minutes of my life trying to kill a rubber snake in the dark!

It was a humorous reminder of how we can do stupid things and waste our time and energy when we choose to live in darkness and make choices in the dark. In our fallen nature, we cannot grasp with due clarity the Natural Law written in our hearts because our intellects are blinded by ignorance. It is important for us to be in the light and to be guided by this light if we are going to make choices that leave us grateful, fulfilled, and hopeful. …

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