Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


MAKING THE ULTIMATE PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  Once upon a time, Dave’s mom comes home to announce to him and his dad that her closest friend Mrs. Brown would be visiting them by the weekend with her husband and their only daughter Jane. Dave is excited…

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“KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL” HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

In every ball game, all good coaches have one common instruction for the team members, “keep your eye on the ball.”  The instruction does not only mean having a watchful connection with the ball, but it also means being on…

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CHRIST THE UNIVERSAL SHEPHERD- KING. HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a good King who loved his subjects so much that he decided to leave his palace to dwell with the people in their ordinary habitation in the inner cities of the Kingdom. The people found…

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BE VIRTUOUS WITH WHAT YOU HAVE (YOUR TALENT). HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

Acres of diamond is a story that goes back to Russel Conwell, the founder of Temple University Philadelphia. The story is about a very wealthy man who owned a large farmhouse. One day he heard someone talk about lots of…

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VIRGINITY WITHOUT VIRTUE IS VANITY HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  During the height of the terrorist’s attack by the Boko Haram extremist in Nigeria, a young girl was caught trying to detonate a bomb in a crowded market in what supposed to be a suicide mission. During an interrogation…

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PRACTICING THE PREACHING HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

  Once upon a time, Mrs. Adams was driving her child Jenny to school when her phone rang, she picks and tells the person calling that she is at home down with a fever and that she would not be…

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“LOVING GOD” AND HATING YOUR NEIGHBOUR? HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During my earlier years as a priest in Nigeria, I lived with a pastor whom everyone considered to be a tough guy. However, on a very close examination, one could see reasons in some of his extreme actions and reactions….

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GOD OR CEASAR: WHO DESERVES YOUR GIVING? HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). REV. FR. BONIFACE NKEM ANUSIEM Ph.D.

There is a story about a father who gave his little daughter two dollars on a Thanksgiving Day with the following instruction, “You can do anything you want with one of the dollars, but the other dollar belongs to God.”…

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BANQUET INVITATION AND BANQUET DRESS! HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king takes his only son (the heir apparent) and some of his servants to attend a royal wedding banquet in another kingdom. They were few miles away to the event when the king alights from…

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THE GOSPEL OF FRUIT-BEARING! HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man receives a call from the national shipping inspection office to attend an interview for the post of an inspection manager. He had forgotten about the application he made to the organization seven months earlier…

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