Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 23

 Reflection Tolerance is an antidote to the rigidity of certitude, thinking that we know it all. This approach to life broadens our horizons and enables us to deal with new situations. It helps us overcome any timidity or fear of the unknown. It enables us to accept people who are usually outside our sphere of experience and to appreciate their…

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October 22

Reflection ”At its core, life is not about things. It is about relationships. It is the hands we go on holding in our hearts at the end that define the kind of life we have lived…The fact is that relationships are the alchemy of life. They turn the dross of dailiness into gold. They make human community real. They provide…

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October 21

Reflection Reflection Now that the latest political standoff has ended for a time, we can reflect on the vitriol and selfishness that we had to experience in the name of the good of the nation. If we had the inner fortitude to listen to some of the political rhetoric from those who would risk the world economy, the nation’s recovery…

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October 19

Reflection Creativity blends all the best elements of human nature: perception, imagination, intellect, courage, intuition, and empathy. We need to be able to see, feel, taste, hear, and smell the magnificence around us, lifted from “the no of all nothing,” as e.e. cummings puts it, into “everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” We need to take…

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October 18

Reflection Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. T.S.Eliot, Burnt Norton Once in a while we pause and seriously reflect on our lives. Meditative and removed from our usual preoccupations we see ourselves as moving through a stream of days and years that have brought us to now.…

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October 17

 Reflection                             Jesus embodied God’s will for humanity—humility, authenticity, responsibility and loving service to the Whole, and on behalf of future generations. His ways of thinking, acting, loving and resisting evil reveal our way into a God glorifying and evolutionary robust future. Jesus incarnated the deep integrity that is our salvation individually and collectively. His way of living and telling…

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October 16

UN World Food Day Reflection According to the estimates of United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization one in seven persons in our world is undernourished. Reflect on the human suffering behind that. What if those who have an abundance of material goods would commitment themselves to a simpler lifestyle and share their overabundance with those who do not have the…

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October 15

Reflection Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph celebrate the anniversary of their formal foundation in 1650. We remember the courage and creativity of those first sisters, who in a society where women were not expected to be either pioneers or innovators managed to become both.  The spirit that energized their action was a conviction that all are one in God’s…

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