Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


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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THE SEARCH FOR THE SELFLESS SHEPHERD. HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There are two types of people in the world, the SELFISH and the SELFLESS. Selfish people cannot hide for a long time because everything would end up being about themselves, how they feel, what they want, how they see things,…

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DISCOVERING THE DIVINE PURPOSE AND WILL. HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

You are not an accident; your life is not just an event without a plan or direction. Your current situation is not the definition of who you are. If you look around, you could see the clouds (blue and white…

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POPULARITY DOES NOT MAKE THE REAL PROPHET. HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, an entertainment company, while organizing a Christmas holiday program signs a contract with a very popular musician to feature in the three-day event. When people learned that the popular musician would be live, tickets sold out….

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THERE IS SOMETHING IN A NAME! REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Growing up, we had a dog called Pony. She was very daring and fertile and soon became a matriarch. I was very fond of her, and she would always move around with me. In my curiosity, as a child, I…

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ADOPTING THE MUSTARD SEED MENTALITY. HOMILY FOR THE 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a farmer gets to know about the Chinese bamboo tree that grows up to 70-80 feet, and he decides to buy some of the seeds and plant in his farm in their small village. He had…

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