Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


OVERCOMING SELF-LIMITATIONS AND THE CROWD EFFECT HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Stories are powerful teaching tools. Any attentive reader of the Gospels would notice that our Lord Jesus Christ would often use stories in the form of parables to convey essential messages because they are easy to recall. When you remember…

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DEALING WITH THE PHARISAIC SYNDROME IN US HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Watch out for these Pharisaic Syndrome

Are you always talking about the faults of others?
Are you always judging others?
Are you always talking about self-accomplishment and looking for people’s validation and praise?
Are you always comparing yourself to others to put them down?
Are you always blaming others?
Are you always criticizing others?
Are you always blameless and never acknowledge, accept, nor apologize for mistakes?

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HOLDING UP THE STAFF OF PRAYER HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever seen a carpenter trying to cut a piece of wood with a handsaw? If you have, you could recall that the handsaw goes several times (back and forth) into the wood before he achieves an excellent cutting….

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DEVELOPING THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Growing up as a child, one phrase I always heard from my parents and my older siblings whenever I received a gift from them or from other people was, “what do you say?” That usually was a tactical way awakening…

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IF YOU HAVE FAITH USE IT! HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There are moments in our lives when we have so many questions about things, but we get little or no corresponding answers. There are moments when it seems that all our efforts to get to a precise balance switch over…

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THE REALITY OF THE AFTERLIFE HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

What is the purpose of your life on earth? To this question, there could be many answers as there are many people with diverse mindsets and value systems. For the epicureans (those who believe in worldly pleasure), the purpose of life consists…

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BETWEEN GOD AND MAMMON: THE MASTER CHOICE CHALLENGE HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king comes across a poor but happy peasant man and his family while taking a walk outside his palace. The king kept wondering why every one of them looked joyful though they live in abject…

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THE GOSPEL OF LOST AND FOUND HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever lost anything that is very precious to you; just anything? There are some legendary stories about lost items that were found after so many years. A Georgian resident, Burton Maugans lost his wallet while water-skiing and the…

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CO-TRAVELING WITH JESUS VS FOLLOWING HIM HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

On one occasion while in the seminary, I was traveling from Owerri southeast Nigeria to visit one of my sisters in Abuja, northcentral Nigeria. Arriving at the bus terminal, I met a lady with two young boys clad in their…

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THE WINNING POWER OF HUMILITY HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  Humility is central to all the virtues, just as pride is the heartbeat of all vices. To be humble means to be modest in all things by keeping to one’s position and not seeing oneself as better than others….

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