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WHY ARE YOU TROUBLED? REFLECTION FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

In the history of your life, one of the important pieces of advice you may receive from your parents, teachers, and others could be, “stay out of trouble.” But you soon discover as you go through life that as much…

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THE POWER AND ELEMENTS OF DIVINE MERCY REFLECTION FOR DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a Holy Saturday afternoon, I visited a police detention facility in my country, also known as a police cell. I went to share some moments of reflection with the inmates on the passion of Christ and the hope…

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THE POWER OF THE EMPTY TOMB IN THE EASTER STORY: AN EASTER REFLECTION Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

We start by looking at a word we use often, and that is “empty.” It could indicate something positive or negative depending on the context. When you say that someone is empty, people would quickly conclude that the individual lacks…

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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…

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HOW TO SEEK TO SEE THE RIGHT THINGS IN LIFE! REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

“Have you seen the new movie?” Most people asked this question during the weekend of March 5 when the sequel to the hilarious comedy “Coming to American” was released on amazon prime. The film turned out to be the most…

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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…

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GIVE UP YOUR “ISAAC” TO TRANS-FIGURE YOUR LIFE! REFLECTION FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Did you know that more than 90% of those who go to the gym intend to transform the way they look? Of course, when you see someone committed to working out, you can tell because the physical figure speaks for…

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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…

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TOUCHING LIVES MATTERS REFLECTION FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Can you remember being touched by someone, something, or an event to the extent that your life was transformed? I confess that the best moments in my priestly ministry are those times when people tell me that I gainfully touched their lives though I am only an instrument in the hands of God.   A homeless beggar once received an envelope from a stranger passing along the street where…

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YOUR BROKENNESS SHALL HEAL! REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you ever been at that point when life does not seem to make sense anymore? Have you been so pressed and strained that you lack the strength to take another step? Trust me; I have there. It could be…

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