Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Category: EVERGREEN REFLECTIONS


BE VIRTUOUS WITH WHAT YOU HAVE (YOUR TALENT). HOMILY FOR THE 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

Acres of diamond is a story that goes back to Russel Conwell, the founder of Temple University Philadelphia. The story is about a very wealthy man who owned a large farmhouse. One day he heard someone talk about lots of…

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VIRGINITY WITHOUT VIRTUE IS VANITY HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

  During the height of the terrorist’s attack by the Boko Haram extremist in Nigeria, a young girl was caught trying to detonate a bomb in a crowded market in what supposed to be a suicide mission. During an interrogation…

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PRACTICING THE PREACHING HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

  Once upon a time, Mrs. Adams was driving her child Jenny to school when her phone rang, she picks and tells the person calling that she is at home down with a fever and that she would not be…

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“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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