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By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, Catholic Exchange Sept. 20, 2022

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

Am 8:4-7; 1Tim 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13

“If it is possible, I would give anything to have him back.”

This is not a line from a sad love song, at least not one that I know.

It is actually a heartfelt prayer that I said to God a few months ago when my father suddenly passed away. I knew it was impossible but I just wanted to express then my deepest desire to God no matter how unreasonable or theologically flawed it may sound.

Little did I know then that death was teaching me one of the most important lessons in life. I was learning by experience that the most important thing in our lives is a good relationship with God and with others. When we experience the death of loved ones, everything else fades in comparison with having some more precious moments with our beloved. …