Month: October 2016
LESSONS FROM THE CROWD AND THE SYCAMORE TREE. HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
Have you ever encountered an overwhelming crowd? I mean a full crowd of people that could make movement very challenging. For individuals who are claustrophobic, being in a crowd can be devastating. Such an overwhelming and overpowering crowd was present on the streets of Rio De Janeiro on July 26, 2013, when Pope Francis visited […]
THE PRAYER THAT PIERCES THE CLOUDS VS THE PRAYER THAT PIERCES THE PROUD! HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C).
“Pride is your greatest enemy; humility is your greatest friend.” – John R.W. Stott. Humility does not entail thinking less about ourselves; it is about realizing that we are nothing without God (John 15:5). Humility is not weakness; it is meekness. We admire humble people and even praise them, but we often have a hard […]
CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OF PRAYER AND RAISING THE STAFF OF PERSISTENCE! HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
Pray as if there is no plan B. that is the beginning of persistence. On September 22 this year (2016), I saw a video from Nigeria that shocked me because it shows something very unusual. A man goes stark naked at the residence of someone who owes him an amount that is over $80,000. […]
HEALING THE “LEPROSY” CALLED INGRATITUDE! HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF THE YEAR (C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD
Once upon a time, a man bought a very lovely baseball cap for his son. The little boy loved the orange coloured cap so much and often wore it while playing with his mates. One day, he went with his friends to a nearby river where they spent time throwing pebbles into the river. Suddenly, […]
FAITH IT AND YOU WILL MAKE IT: YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE! HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD
On June 30, 1859, a French man called Charles Blondin became the first person to cross a tightrope stretched across the Niagara Falls at the border between Canada and the United States. That was not all. Blondin walked across the 160 feet above the gorge several times after and each time he displayed a remarkable […]