Month: December 2018
Welcome to a new dawn! It is an enormous divine privilege that we could enter the gates of a New Year. God is fulfilling the prayer of David in our lives, “I shall not die, but I shall live and recount the deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 118:17). Reflecting on the past year, we may […]
YOUR FAMILY IS GOD’S HOLY GIFT: HANDLE WITH CARE! HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF HOLY FAMILY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
This story would touch your heart. A son takes his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner. The father being very old and weak, would drop food on his shirt and trousers while eating. Other diners watch in disgust, but his son remains calm and continues to assist him. After the dinner, the […]
CHRISTMAS IS “HARD”! REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
Once upon a time, a seventy-six years old man calls his son on the phone to inform him that he is concluding plans with his attorney to divorce his mom. The son expresses shock and asks his dad why he would want to end a marriage of forty-five happy years, and his dad says that […]
ADVENT OF DIVINE VISITATION: BE READY AND WATCHFUL! HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Year C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
My godfather was one person that would never fail to give me a gift whenever and wherever he sees me. My mom knew about that and anytime she wanted me to tidy up my clothes and other personal effects she would tell me that my godfather had said sometime ago that he would be visiting […]
ADVENT OF JOY-FULL EXPECTATION HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
How would you feel when the traffic light shows the yellow amber after waiting for a long time behind several cars in front of a traffic light? How do you react to an alert or notification that tells you that something good you have been expecting is just around the corner and your story is […]
ADVENT OF PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
The famous fable about the ant and the grasshopper remains a significant anecdote on the importance of preparation. The ant works hard during the summer, storing up food and building up a safe and warm basement house underneath the soil. The grasshopper, on the other hand, plays around and thinks that the ant is overly […]
THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES. HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.
Life is a recurrent foreground of expectations. It is often impossible to live without some forms of expectations. Pregnant women are called expectant mothers because they are awaiting the birth of their babies. The expectancy theory by Victor Vroom states that we are motivated to act in certain ways because of the of rewards we […]