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THE POWER OF IDENTITY REFLECTION FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There is one facility you have which you can never share with anyone! Guess? It is your fingerprint. Among the 7.79 billion people in the world, no two individuals share the same fingerprint even the most identical twins in the…

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THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF OBEDIENCE Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

If someone asked you to mention just one thing you think God needs from everything He created, both humans and other creatures, what would you say? The answer is obedience. Yes, even the winds and the seas obey God (Matt….

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HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES IN LIFE Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

There are two important gifts God gave to human beings from creation: the gift of life and the freedom of choice. We go through life making choices between alternatives; even the failure to choose between options is itself a choice….

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RECEIVING STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY OF LIFE REFLECTION FOR THE 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Food, when your strength fails!

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THE “AMAZIAH” SYNDROME VS. THE “AMOS” MANDATE! Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

One thing that all politicians have in common is the intense desire for supporters. In fact, supporters keep them in the political game, which explains why most people who aspire to leadership positions spend resources lobbying for supporters and retaining…

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HOW TO TURN OUR TALENTS INTO TREASURES HOMILY: 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Australian pelicans have the most extended and beautiful beak or bill (as often called) among the other avian creatures. The beak should be about twenty inches long, and it could expand in size when they hunt to get food. One…

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BECOMING A SAINT IN THE DOT COM AGE! REFLECTION FOR All SAINTS FEAST Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The life of the Italian teenager Carlo Acutis is a very contemporary instance of sainthood in an age that wrestles with a lot of distractions, irreligion, and dispassion for God. Some of us may have heard the story of this…

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THE LORD WILL WIPE AWAY YOUR TEARS HOMILY FOR THE 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

John Thuo, a homeless street beggar from Nairobi, Kenya, was doing his usual rounds of begging for alms from cars on a busy street when he saw a woman on a mask connected to an oxygen concentrator. He could not…

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HOW TO FORGIVE ANY HURT

REFLECTION FOR THE 24th SUNDAY (YEAR A)                  Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D. “Father, I have forgiven, but I will never forget what she did to me; after all, I suffered for…

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HOW TO PAY THE LOVE DEBT

HOMILY FOR THE 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)                                         Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D. Love is an indispensable subject matter with global relevance. It is difficult not to talk about love even when it hurts by recalling…

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