Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


LOCATING THE END OF THE TIME CALENDAR HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life consists of two vital points, namely, the beginning and the ending. Most of us are conversant with the age-long expression by Buddha that says, “everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that, and all…

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THE WIDOW’S MITE VS THE WIDOW’S GIVING MIGHT HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The story of Austine Perine from Birmingham Alabama would give you chills. The four-year-old African American boy was watching Animal Planet with his father when a mother Panda abandons her cub and walks away. Austin dad quickly remarks that the…

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THE LOVE COMMANDMENT HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Some time ago, I met a young man who confessed to me that he does not believe that love exists. While I was not surprised at his daring conviction, I was interested to know his story. According to his sad…

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LESSONS FROM THE BLIND MAN  WHO IDENTIFIED THE MESSIAH    HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                          Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a man who was traveling on a train with his 16 years old son. Looking out from the window the boy was so intrigued and would comment on everything including the moving clouds, the trees,…

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GREATNESS THROUGH “SMALLNESS” HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During our primary school days in Nigeria years ago, the last day of the academic term is usually spectacular because “holidays are coming” as we would often sing and more significantly, teachers announce grades publicly. On such days, it is…

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THE POVERTY OF THE RICH HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A wealthy woman in her late eighties lived by herself in a mansion next to a community with people living in abject poverty. Her closest friend was her cat, and she loved her so much and would even buy her…

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MARRIAGE IN GOD’S ORIGINAL PLAN. HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D..

We are living in a world that shows a division between two opposing realities, namely, the original and the distorted, the authentic and the inauthentic, the real and the fake. Unfortunately, the distorted, inauthentic, and fake seem to thrive more…

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DO NOT GIVE UP: JESUS CHRIST IS THE VIATICUM FOR YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY: HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life is not as fair and soothing as we often wish or plan. There are times when we face dissipating challenges that push us to the point of losing all the last traces of hope. Most people face tough moments…

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BEYOND OUR GRUMBLING AND SEARCHING FOR A SIGN: THE LORD STILL SUPPLIES ALL OUR NEEDS HOMILY FOR THE 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

On March 19, 1945, something very unusual happened in a town called Namba in Angola. The community was undergoing a severe famine after a whole year without rain. The wife of the director of a small SDA mission in the…

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GIVE, MULTIPLY, AND SHARE! HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

If you die today what would you be leaving behind? I don’t mean money or any other material possession; I mean for what would people remember you? Would someone somewhere say, this man or woman amazingly touched my life? Would…

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