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LOVE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS IS A WASTED LOVE! HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, there were two close friends, love, and forgiveness. They were so close and had a mutual understanding. One day they came across two other individuals, jealousy and ego, who wanted to become friends with them. Forgiveness…

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MAKE A CHOICE, BUT THE RIGHT ONE! HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time in an ancient kingdom, there lived a semi-barbaric king who believed so much in the power of choice. For everything, he would ask his subjects to make a choice and any decision anyone made became his…

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THE GOSPEL OF SALT AND LIGHT HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A world Without Salt and Light? Who can imagine a world without salt and light? Such a world would be tasteless, dark, and utterly weird. Salt and light are two essential valuables we need every day, either directly or indirectly….

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THE REAL FACTS ABOUT THE PRESENTATION? HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is a common knowledge that says, “first impression matters or counts.” To a considerable extent, this assertion holds because we are very sentient beings and by nature, we desire to know even the smallest details from visual, sound, and…

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LESSONS FROM THE EARLY MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Everything our Lord Jesus Christ ever did or said had a purpose underneath. So, we can say that with his ministry, nothing was said or done for no reason. Today, the Gospel Reading (Matt. 4:12-23) gives us the narrative about…

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THE POWER DIVINE OF IDENTITY HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One of the most amazing but unfamed wonders of the world is our fingerprints. There are no two identical fingerprints in the world, even among identical twins who share the same DNA. Every one of us in the world has…

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BAPTISM, THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, AND THE RENEWING POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (Year A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Unfortunately, there are limited reflections on the theme of baptism among Christian preachers and teachers from year to year. There are more pieces of literature, sermons, and talks on prosperity and healing than on baptism, which is the gateway to…

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UNDERSTANDING THE HOLINESS OF THE HOLY FAMILY: REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Various characteristics and attitudes go with different families. It is not strange to hear people credit or discredit a family because of some recurrent virtues or vices the members exhibit. Consequently, there are good families and there are bad ones;…

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LESSONS FROM THE LORD’S BIRTH IN BETHLEHEM AND THE MANGER A CHRISTMAS REFLECTION Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Conception and childbirth are among the incredible activities that happen in the human body. Tiny cells meet and begin the process of development from an embryo into a fetus that eventually grows into a baby at birth. Imagine the scenario;…

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UNDERSTANDING “THE SIGN”: THE VIRGIN WITH A SON, EMMANUEL! Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A sign refers to something that reflects the potential presence of another thing. In a more straightforward description, a sign is a reality that points to another fact which may or may not be present. In other words, a sign…

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