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THE POWER OF THE CLEANSING WATER: REFLECTION FOR THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Life without water is unimaginable. Every living thing depends on water to survive. Science tells us that the average adult human body is about 60% of water. Notice also that we can stay a long time without food but not…

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HOW TO SEARCH AND FIND GOD REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Bill is one of those adventurous little kids in the Sunday School class. One Sunday, the teacher tried to let the kids understand that God is everywhere, so she mentioned that God could be found everywhere in their homes, even…

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THE MAKING OF A NEW YOU: A New Year Reflection Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

What makes the Year New? Look around; the things around you have not changed from what they were in the previous year. Think about it; we live in the same houses, driving the same cars, having the same family and…

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THE TWO PILLARS OF THE CHRISTMAS STORY:A Christmas Reflection Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The greatest story ever told is not the Midsummer Night’s Dream comedy of William Shakespeare; it is not the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet nor the tragicomedy of the Merchant of Venice. The greatest story ever told, which has no…

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THE KEYS TO PROMISE KEEPING HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

God is still in the business of making and keeping promises!

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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…

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HOW TO PRE-PARE NOT TO PRE-FAIL REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a king observed that his kingdom was becoming very filthy. He sent his messengers to instruct the people to keep their homes and surroundings clean every day, but the response was inadequate. Hence, the king thought…

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HOW TO WAIT AND WATCH REFLECTION FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Bonnie Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The story of the Chinese bamboo trees would be immensely helpful for our reflection. Once upon a time, a farmer heard about Chinese bamboos and how they could make anyone rich. So, selling some of his properties, he went in…

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WHO IS YOUR KING? THE FEAST OF CHRIST, THE KING Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“The Proud King” was originally a story in the poem of William Morris before it got many versions. It talks about a wealthy and influential king who became arrogant and proud. He even imprisoned the local priest who preached that…

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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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