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ADVENT OF REPENTANCE HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is usually a purpose behind every visit, especially when a prominent personality is coming to a place. It is common to hear about a president or governor coming to a city or town for one reason or the other….

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THE POWER OF WATCHFUL PREPARATION HOMILY FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

A family that lives along a hurricane hotspot in Florida decides to do an emergency evacuation drill to let everyone in the family know what to do and not to do when there is an emergency alert. It was a…

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THE POWER OF THE KINGSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The following dialogue transpired between Pilate and our Lord Jesus Christ inside the praetorium early morning before the crucifixion. Pilate: (Entering the praetorium again, summoned Jesus, and asked him): Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus: Do you ask this on your…

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FOCUSING ON THE EVERLASTING LIFE HOMILY FOR THE 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Walking along the ocean shore in Barbados during the summertime and enjoying the beautiful scenery with the warm tropical sun, I learned some life lessons that would live with me for a long time. One of my major takeaways is…

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OVERCOMING SELF-LIMITATIONS AND THE CROWD EFFECT HOMILY FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Stories are powerful teaching tools. Any attentive reader of the Gospels would notice that our Lord Jesus Christ would often use stories in the form of parables to convey essential messages because they are easy to recall. When you remember…

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DEALING WITH THE PHARISAIC SYNDROME IN US HOMILY FOR THE 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Watch out for these Pharisaic Syndrome

Are you always talking about the faults of others?
Are you always judging others?
Are you always talking about self-accomplishment and looking for people’s validation and praise?
Are you always comparing yourself to others to put them down?
Are you always blaming others?
Are you always criticizing others?
Are you always blameless and never acknowledge, accept, nor apologize for mistakes?

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HOLDING UP THE STAFF OF PRAYER HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever seen a carpenter trying to cut a piece of wood with a handsaw? If you have, you could recall that the handsaw goes several times (back and forth) into the wood before he achieves an excellent cutting….

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DEVELOPING THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Growing up as a child, one phrase I always heard from my parents and my older siblings whenever I received a gift from them or from other people was, “what do you say?” That usually was a tactical way awakening…

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IF YOU HAVE FAITH USE IT! HOMILY FOR THE 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There are moments in our lives when we have so many questions about things, but we get little or no corresponding answers. There are moments when it seems that all our efforts to get to a precise balance switch over…

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THE REALITY OF THE AFTERLIFE HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

What is the purpose of your life on earth? To this question, there could be many answers as there are many people with diverse mindsets and value systems. For the epicureans (those who believe in worldly pleasure), the purpose of life consists…

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