Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


“LOVING GOD” AND HATING YOUR NEIGHBOUR? HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During my earlier years as a priest in Nigeria, I lived with a pastor whom everyone considered to be a tough guy. However, on a very close examination, one could see reasons in some of his extreme actions and reactions….

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GOD OR CEASAR: WHO DESERVES YOUR GIVING? HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). REV. FR. BONIFACE NKEM ANUSIEM Ph.D.

There is a story about a father who gave his little daughter two dollars on a Thanksgiving Day with the following instruction, “You can do anything you want with one of the dollars, but the other dollar belongs to God.”…

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BANQUET INVITATION AND BANQUET DRESS! HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king takes his only son (the heir apparent) and some of his servants to attend a royal wedding banquet in another kingdom. They were few miles away to the event when the king alights from…

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THE GOSPEL OF FRUIT-BEARING! HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man receives a call from the national shipping inspection office to attend an interview for the post of an inspection manager. He had forgotten about the application he made to the organization seven months earlier…

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THE SAVING POWER OF CHANGE! (IT BEGINS WITH YOU) HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

This story goes back to an unknown Monk who lived around 1110 AD: When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it is hard to change the world, so I tried to change my…

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THE POWER OF GOD’S WAYS! HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of it is destruction              (Prov. 14:12). A good number of us would always want things done in their way. In fact,…

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WHY SHOULD I FOR-GIVE? HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, two good friends set out on a long journey through the desert. On the way, an argument starts between them. One of them strikes the other in the face, and the one who gets the blow…

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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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