Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


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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ADVENT OF PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The famous fable about the ant and the grasshopper remains a significant anecdote on the importance of preparation. The ant works hard during the summer, storing up food and building up a safe and warm basement house underneath the soil….

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THE ADVENT OF HOPE: AWAITING THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES. HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life is a recurrent foreground of expectations. It is often impossible to live without some forms of expectations. Pregnant women are called expectant mothers because they are awaiting the birth of their babies. The expectancy theory by Victor Vroom states…

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THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

In a certain kingdom, kings are appointed to rule for just a year, and they are sent to an Island to stay there for the rest of their lives. Soon it was the end of the rulership of the sitting…

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LOCATING THE END OF THE TIME CALENDAR HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life consists of two vital points, namely, the beginning and the ending. Most of us are conversant with the age-long expression by Buddha that says, “everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that, and all…

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THE WIDOW’S MITE VS THE WIDOW’S GIVING MIGHT HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The story of Austine Perine from Birmingham Alabama would give you chills. The four-year-old African American boy was watching Animal Planet with his father when a mother Panda abandons her cub and walks away. Austin dad quickly remarks that the…

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THE LOVE COMMANDMENT HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Some time ago, I met a young man who confessed to me that he does not believe that love exists. While I was not surprised at his daring conviction, I was interested to know his story. According to his sad…

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LESSONS FROM THE BLIND MAN  WHO IDENTIFIED THE MESSIAH    HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                          Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a story about a man who was traveling on a train with his 16 years old son. Looking out from the window the boy was so intrigued and would comment on everything including the moving clouds, the trees,…

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GREATNESS THROUGH “SMALLNESS” HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During our primary school days in Nigeria years ago, the last day of the academic term is usually spectacular because “holidays are coming” as we would often sing and more significantly, teachers announce grades publicly. On such days, it is…

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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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