Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


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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OVERCOMING THE DEVIL’S STRATEGIES HOMILY FOR THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, the devil enters a church during the service. His appearance causes a rumble in the church as people scamper and disperse from various directions including the officiating ministers. In no time, the church is empty of…

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ANSWERING THE CALL FOR “A RETURN!” HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The return of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) is one of the narratives in the Gospel that speaks of repentance after an episode of wandering in the region of sin and disobedience. In the parable we learn that the father…

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YOUR THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS DEFINE YOU! HOMILY FOR THE 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A famous quote with a little controversy over its originator says, “watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions for they become your habits. Watch your habits for they become your character….

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RETALIATE BUT WITH LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface N Anusiem Ph.D.

In my country Nigeria, there is a famous axiom in the broken English which says, “do me, I do you, God, no go vex!” In the formal English language, this would mean “if I pay you back with the same…

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THE GOSPEL OF TRUST: ALLOWING GO TO HOLD AND MOLD YOU HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a boy was taking a walk with his grandfather through a park, and suddenly they come to a little bridge with a stream beneath meaning to cross over to the other side. Sensing that the little…

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PUT OUT INTO THE DEEP: STEPPING AWAY FROM THE SHALLOW LIFE AND FOLLOWING THE LORD. HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Do you know why some treasures are called precious stones (like a diamond, Sapphire, and Emerald) and precious metals (like gold, silver, and platinum)? They are found underneath the earth and to get them one must dig deep into specific…

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