Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


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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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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