Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


LOVE IS OUR CHRISTIAN IDENTITY HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev.Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

E Some time ago while giving a reflection on the Gospel of John where Jesus said “if you love me you will keep my commandment” (John 14:15), I asked the congregation why the theme of love is constantly repeated in…

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ADOPTING THE “GOOD SHEEP MENTALITY” HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

On every fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the Good Shepherd Sunday, and most reflections focus on our Lord Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd par excellence. The Gospel of this Liturgical Year (C) is characteristically different from other years…

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THE RESURRECTION OF LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

How would you feel if you happen to face someone you hurt so badly in the past? Would you shield your face or face your shame? Peter falls into this situation today in the Gospel (John 21:1-19) when the Lord…

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BEYOND OUR DOUBTS: HIS MERCY IS FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One cold evening in January 1935, the famous three-time mayor of New York City, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, offered to preside at one of the night courts to relieve a judge for the night. During the night a case comes up…

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HE HAS RISEN! WHAT ABOUT YOU? WITNESSING AND EXPERIENCING THE RESURRECTION POWER HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The word “witness” is a register from the legal system. As a verb, it refers to the act of giving a positive or negative testimony about a person or an event and as a verb it refers to an individual…

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“THE LORD NEEDS IT” THE LORD’S PASSION FOR SOULS HOMILY FOR THE PASSION SUNDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man comes to the great ancient Philosopher, Socrates and says to him, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.” The philosopher did not say a word but leads the young man down to…

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STONE THE SIN NOT THE SINNER HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Some time ago, there was a viral video showing a nanny abusing a helpless child. She would abandon the baby at a corner and would intermittently slap and shake him violently while also shouting at him. The background to the…

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THE DISTANT COUNTRY AND FATHER’S HOUSE: THE JOURNEY FROM REPENTANCE TO RECONCILIATION HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

V In life, people make conscious efforts to change certain events and situations around them for various reasons, but one thing that nobody can change is the past. The past can only come back as a story or a lesson….

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ARE YOU A BARREN TREE? PRODUCING THE LENTEN FRUITS HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a boy who loves to play with his friend next door under a tree at the back of their house. One day his dad informs him that he would cut down the tree because for…

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CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OF TRANSFIGURATION: THE GLORIOUS JOURNEY OF LENT HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Mountain climbing is typically a very tasking activity with a lot of physical, mental, and emotional demands. Between May 10 and 11, 1996, about eight people lost their lives while trying to make it to the top of the highest…

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