Fr Bonnie's Reflections

Archives


THE SECRETS OF DIVINE MULTIPLICATION Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a beggar comes to a certain monastery every week to beg for leftover food. Each time, the monk at the gate would joyfully welcome him and give him something to eat. Unknown to the beggar however,…

Read More

CONQUERING THE “NAZARETH” MENTALITY! HOMILY FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Every town, community, or nation has good and not-so-good parts. There are the rich and poor areas, as well as the well-known and the highly insignificant places. If you can think about any small town you know that has no…

Read More

THE QUESTION ONLY GOD COULD ANSWER! REFLECTION ON THE HOLY TRINITY. Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Apart from the absence of snakes, there are two important things about Ireland that any active mind could recall, and they are St. Patrick and the three-leaf clover shamrock plant. Incidentally, there is a popular story that links St. Patrick…

Read More

THE HELPER YOUDIDN’T KNOW YOU HAVE! REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

No matter how strong and self-sufficing you might appear, you would, at some demanding moments, seek someone’s help or assistance. Help is a facility we constantly need. God seems to have given us two hands, one to help others and…

Read More

HOW TO TURN YOUR PAINS INTO GAINS REFLECTION FOR THE PASSION SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Can you recall any experience of intense suffering and pains? Have you been at an agonizing point in your life where nobody seems to care, and the best among your close allies abandons you? Sometimes, when we go through some…

Read More

OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL EXILE: REFLECTION FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Separation could be a very painful experience. Hearts are often broken when people part ways due to the death of loved ones, when a meaningful relationship ends, or when people move on for any reason at all. Those who serve…

Read More

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATIONS REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is no human being on earth that is beyond temptation. Of course, your past experiences in life could attest to the reality of various forms and shapes of temptations. Temptation is not sinning; it only goes wrong when you…

Read More

OWN AND KEEP YOUR JOY HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a military general who did not believe in God learned about the sudden conversion of his only daughter to Christianity, and he was incredibly sad about it. Calling on her, he gave her three days to…

Read More

HOW NOT TO BE A FOOLISH CHRISTIANHOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Could you recall any foolish thing you did recently for which you can boldly accept your foolishness? I could remember running out of gas one rainy evening as I was returning from a funeral. Though I saw a gas station,…

Read More

UNDERSTANDING THE TWO SIDES OF LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

How do you feel when someone says, “I love you,” and you can tell that the statement is from the person’s heart? Elated and appreciated, I guess. Love is immensely powerful and overwhelming. The best story ever is the love…

Read More