Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


THE IRONY OF GOD’S ACCEPTING LOVE AND HUMAN REJECTION HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Rejection is a negative attitude of turning someone or something away or refusing to let in. The pain of rejection could frustrate and make someone look worthless. Have you ever experienced rejection that often leads to a total ejection? You…

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UNIFIED DIVERSITY AND OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW. HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

The story of the building of the tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis (11:1-9) is a negative narrative with some positive lessons. The story starts by indicating that the whole world had one language and the same word….

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WHEN YOUR WINE RUNS OUT! HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Every wedding ceremony has its peculiar story. There are beautiful ones, and there are humiliating ones like where a bride refused to accept a kiss from the bridegroom. Some are weird, like the viral nudist wedding where the couple and…

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THE SAVING POWER OF BAPTISM! HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During the baptism of an infant in the Church some time ago, I asked those in attendance if they could remember their social security numbers and they all said yes! I went further to ask if they could recall their…

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THE DILIGENT SEARCH FOR THE LORD HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Those who are born in the age of GPS navigation and google map may not appreciate what it means to search for someone in an unfamiliar location. When there were no telephones and instant messaging systems, people travel long distances…

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FLIP YOUR MIND FOR A NEW YOU! A REFLECTION FOR THE NEW YEAR Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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