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THE PROMISE OF “ANOTHER ADVOCATE!” HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Once upon a time, something happened in a remote rural community in West Africa. The community had a rule that prohibits anyone from going to the farm on the fourth market day. One early morning, on a fourth market day,…

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CHOSEN TO RUN THE RACE ON THE WAY TO THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE! HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

What you choose in life determine a lot about your future; that is why we must choose wisely Furthermore, there must always be a reason or reasons for every choice we make in life. We could make choices among alternatives,…

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SHEPHERDING THE SHEEP VS “SHEEPING” THE SHEPHERD: A REFLECTION FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

The Fulanis of the northern region of Nigeria are known for their dexterity in cattle rearing. In fact, it is a well-known tribal characteristic that most male children learn the art from a very tender age. A little boy could…

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EMMAUS: “THE RESURRECTION OF FAITH, OPENED EYES AND BURNING HEARTS.” HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D

Once upon a time, two young men set out on a long journey to consult a wise man in a certain town very far from where they live; it was a two-day journey by foot. The two young men had…

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LIFE WITHOUT DIVINE MERCY IS MESSY! REFLECTION FOR THE DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king hired a gardener who was very dutiful and provided the king with fresh juicy fruits from the garden every morning. One fateful day, the gardener brought some red cherries to the king and tasting…

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LESSONS FROM THE EMPTY TOMB AND THE INVITATION TO GALILEE: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Visiting the graveyard is not usually an attractive exercise because it presents an eerie and unsettling atmosphere that reminds one of the realities of death and dying. It could only be someone who is out of touch with mental and…

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“THE DONKEY AND THE COLT ARE URGENTLY NEEDED” HOMILY FOR THE PALM SUNDAY (YEAR A). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever experienced an urgent need or a situation that does not give room for an alternative approach or plan “B”? If you have not, you may be temporarily lucky. Due to our human limitations, we often fall into…

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“YOU SHALL RISE AND LIVE AGAIN!”: LESSONS FROM THE TOMB OF LAZARUS HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Suddenly Emeka was knocked down by something invisible to our eyes. He was foaming at the mouth, and his eyes grew pale as he stiffens. He was jerking while turning rhythmically from one cardinal point to the other. Nobody could…

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BEYOND THE HUMAN SIGHT: THE POWER OF DIVINE INSIGHT. HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“For the Lord, does not see as man sees for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.!” (1 Sam. 16:7b). One of the worst human impairments is the failure to see or more bluntly…

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“IS THE LORD IN OUR MIDST OR NOT?” HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“God, where are you?” This was the question that was repeatedly dropping from the lips of a certain widow who lost three of her kids in a carnage while they were returning from school. A motorist suddenly lost control and…

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