Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


THERE IS NO TRUE RECONCILIATION WITHOUT LOVE. HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

People often quarrel because they do not understand each other. Most times, people don’t understand each because they do not connect, though they might be communicating. People do not connect because they do not care and people do not often…

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THE GREAT HIDDEN BENEFITS OF THE CROSS HOMILY FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man approaches our Lord Jesus Christ with a complaint that his cross is too heavy and troublesome for him. Our Lord responds by taking him to a house full of crosses of different types and…

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“WHO DO GOD SAY I AM?” BETWEEN GOD’S AFFIRMATION AND PEOPLE’S OPINION. HOMILY FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Our world runs on “who is who.” Put in another way, identity thrives so much in the human society, and that discloses why individuals, corporate bodies, organizations, governments, and nations expend resources and time to build, maintain and rebrand their…

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THE POWER OF “POSITIVE DISOBEDIENCE”. HOMILY FOR THE 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Somewhere I read about three disobedient young men. A certain King makes a golden statue and gives a command that everyone in the kingdom must bow and worship the huge image at the sound of the musical ensemble. The penalty…

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FAITH, IN THE EYE OF THE STORM! HOMILY FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A preacher relates an experience of turbulence while aboard an aircraft. The pilot announces an oncoming storm that would give the aircraft a very tough time. He is still speaking when the storm arrives, and the turmoil is extremely distressing…

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LESSONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN! HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his…

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DISCOVER THE WAY OF WISDOM. HOMILY FOR THE 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

An old man finds a precious stone in a stream as he travels along a mountain region. Later he meets another traveler and decides to share his lunch with him. The traveler sees the precious stone in the old man’s…

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“AN ENEMY HAS DONE THIS!”: GOD’S WHEAT AND THE ENEMY’S WEED. HOMILY FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The worst enemy is the one the comes as a friend! Two friends work in the same organization. One has a disability that makes it difficult for him to drive and his friend decides to pick him up every morning…

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GOD’S SEED AND OUR SOILS! HOMILY FOR THE 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

As a kid, I mistakenly swallowed the seed of a lovely and fleshy African fruit called udara. But that was not the problem. One of my older brothers who shared the fruit with me gave me the scare of my…

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BEYOND THE SIN: THE COURAGE TO REPENT AND THE CHALLENGE TO FORGIVE HOMILY FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

On the 2nd of October 2006, something very memorable happened in an Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA. Charles C. Roberts, a milk-truck driver, drove into the Amish settlement and broke into a schoolhouse armed with three guns and…

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