Yearly Archives: 2017

May 25

Feast of the Ascension Reflection On this day we do not observe a departure as much as we celebrate a presence. The eyes of faith see the hope and scope of Christ’s power. The humanity of Jesus is always and

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May 24

Reflection We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. Bill Gates   It might be good to stop and reflect on how we react to what we perceive to be criticism. It might be helpful

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May 23

Reflection To love as God loves is to love freely and gratuitously. It is to hold all creation in reverence, all living things with wonder and care, and all people with respect. On a personal level, it is to try

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May 22

Reflection Being patient is difficult. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is

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May 21

Reflection I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:15-21   I will not leave you orphaned.” At some point we all want or even need to hear these words. They speak directly to some of

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May 20

Reflection It is easy In a world of plastic celebrities, people whose lives are made on Madison avenue by photographers and advertising moguls, to confuse the nature of a position with what it means to be a person. In this

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May 19

Reflection Jesus’ words carried the conviction of one who had shared the life of ordinary people. They were not theoretical. The beatitudes were born of his convictions and his parables were based in his everyday experiences. Because of that, his

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May 18

Reflection  As a human species we are essentially one and a part of an interconnected seamless web of life. We want to form bonds, to be accepted, to belong. We are relational beings. We yearn to be loved, to be

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May 17

Reflection We can be immensely intolerant of those who differ from us. The disregard for facts in the pursuit of secular and religious power, fame or wealth surrounds us and makes us skeptical and cynical. If we are to be

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May 16

Reflection In the midst of a happy and satisfied life, there comes an insight that within us there is a desire for something more profound. As our lives seem to be speeding by, we sometimes experience longings that are signals

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