Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


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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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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