Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 31

Reflection What is it that a grown up Christianity has to freely offer the world? There is so much treasure in our household that we could generously distribute. We hold within our Scriptures an awareness of earth’s sacredness that could

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July 30

 Reflection The most telling measure of the meaning of kindness in life is memories of unkindness in our own: scenes from a childhood marked by the cruelty of other children, recollections of disdain that scarred the heart, moments of scorn

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July 29

Reflection “Master, I want to see.” Mark 10:46 – 52 The simple sincerity of that request holds all the pain and desire of his life. “I want to see.” How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of

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July 28

Reflection Every once in awhile in the gospels we catch a real glimpse of the human Jesus. The death of John the Baptist is such a moment.  John was in prison because he told the truth about Herod and Herod

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July 27

Reflection Where can we buy enough food for them to eat? John 6:1-15   The scriptures remind us that all people are meant to share in the bounty of food produced in our world. In the readings, everyone ends up

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JULy 26

Reflection Only when we see ourselves, humans, as part of creation rather than as the crown of creation, will we ever be able to come anywhere close to really grasping the greatness of God and God’s gifts to us. Only

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July 25

  Reflection Summer provides the contemplative eye with its own insights. It provides revelation in all colors. Summer has its own special sounds, Its fresh aromas, its own special tastes. In nature there is abundance, a variety and lush productivity.

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July 24

Reflection  And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who

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July 23

Reflection During this political campaign season, we have heard a drumbeat of anger and bitterness.  An angry bitter attitude poisons us from within. It robs us of peace and turns life sour. Living in reality can neutralize this. It replaces

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July 22

  Feast of Mary Magdalene Reflection “…the contributions of this woman to the ministry of Jesus, her fidelity during his crucifixion, and her leadership as first apostolic witness to the resurrection place her in a pivotal role at the foundation

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