Month: January 2018
THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY VERSUS OTHER VOICES. HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
An armed robber stops a vehicle on the freeway, shows his gun to the passengers and begins to search them one after another. After dispossessing them of all their valuables, he enters his car and zooms off. A few minutes later a policeman, in his uniform, appears on the same freeway, stops the same vehicle, […]
THE NINEVEH EXPERIENCE AND THE URGENCY OF OUR REPENTANCE. HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
Once upon a time during my early boyhood, with all the adventures that accompanied it, I broke my dad’s favorite drinking glass cup. It was not an accident; it was my carelessness because my mum warned me twice while I was doing the dishes to be careful as I was doing an “Olympic swimming demonstration” […]
WE ARE THE NEW “SAMUEL”; GOD IS CALLING US! HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
During my formation to the priesthood, I had one of my six weeks pastoral experiences with an elderly priest who has a hilarious way of calling people around him for assistance. He would clear his throat and ask: “onye nonso?”, which means “who is nearby?” Consequently, anyone within earshot would emerge to help him with […]
EPIPHANY: THE JOURNEY TO DIVINE MANIFESTATION. HOMILY FOR EPIPHANY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
God is always manifesting Himself to us in various ways. Abraham encountered God through the divine invitation that took him away from his father’s house to an unknown destination (Gen.12:1). Moses met God at the burning bush, and he also experienced the presence of God alongside the people of Israel with the pillar of cloud […]
THE NEW YEAR, NEW ATTITUDE, NEW ALTITUDE, NEW YOU! A REFLECTION FOR THE NEW YEAR Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
This may not be your first New Year, and it will not (deo volente) be your last! Every New Year comes with great expectations, and we make positive utterances as we enter the New Year and anticipate wonderful things to happen in our lives. There are prayerful wishes for open doors, fresh beginnings, divine victory, […]