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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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ARE YOU SATISFIED? Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

During my minor seminary days, one of my classmates was so attached to food that we call him “cibus,” which is the Latin word for food; but that is one part of the story. The other side is that he…

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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,…

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STEPS TO SPIRITUAL HOUSE CLEANSING HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

When was the last time you had a thorough house cleaning where you had to reach under the beds and cabinets to remove pieces of dirt that may be hanging in there for months or even years? When was the…

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DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a rich man takes his only son to a wise monk to ask about the child’s purpose in life. Unlike other kids, the man had noticed that his son is always recollected and loves to stay…

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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,…

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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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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…

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OVERCOMING THE “CAESAR MENTALITY”HOMILY FOR THE 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Ownership mentality is perhaps one of the significant cables in the human structure. We all like to identify who owns what and how much. In business administration, ownership refers to the legitimate right of possession. In other words, it indicates…

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