Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV: We Must Convert for the Right Reason

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By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange, Jan. 25, 2023

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme OMV is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary currently on missionary assignment in the Philippines. He serves in the Congregations’ Retreat Ministry and in the House of Formation for novices and theologians in Antipolo, Philippines.


Is 8:23-9:3; 1Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23.

“From that time on, Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

When I asked a close relative of mine what her plans were for the new year, she answered me, “I don’t know why but I sense that God is inviting me to make my relationship with Him my priority from this time on. I just feel that I need to put God alone in the center of my life.” She does not know why she is experiencing a call to deeper conversion but she is ready to respond to it.

Why do we experience those moments when we feel that we want a deeper and more authentic life with God? Is it because we are tired and sick of our sinful or mediocre lives? Is it because we are suffering the devastating effects of our sinful choices? Or is it because we want the peace of soul that we know we get only from true conversation back to God? These self-focused reasons are good in themselves but they alone cannot move us to true ongoing conversion. …