Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31

Reflection “…we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well.” I Thessalonians 2:7b-9 Words come to life within a person. As the old saying goes, who we are speaks louder than what we say. It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long…

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March 30

Reflection One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see. John 9:1-41 Blindness is a spiritual metaphor. How often our misery is caused because we cannot see the reality of our situation and have layered it with feelings, hurts and unwillingness to accept our own responsibility. We wander around in mental darkness and cannot see…

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March 29

Reflection How can we image unconditional love? Yet, in the story of the Prodigal Son, that is what Jesus describes. It is a love that endures beyond all the pain, disappointment and rejection inflicted by the loved one. It is a compassionate and forgiving love which embraces the loved one without rancor or recrimination. Unconditional love understands weakness without being…

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March 28

Reflection To face the elements of the day and to keep on going takes a peculiar kind of courage. It is in dailiness that we prove our mettle. The easy thing is to run away from life. The temptation is to put down the hard parts, to escape from the heat. Staying where we need to be is the real…

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March 27

Reflection When we are preoccupied with the hurts of the past, we risk missing opportunities offered for the future. We become numb to newness. Yet, memory can also help us to learn from the past and see the positives. Our memories are a reservoir of our life stories and they can enable us to make choices that will lead us…

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March 26

 Reflection Lent reminds us to search out where our real commitment lies, to continue exploring, searching, pushing up against the horizons of our awareness. It calls us to put prepackaged ideas of the good aside and asks us to be disciplined enough to let go of our outmoded belief systems and let the Spirit of God renew us. In the…

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March 25

Feast of the Annunciation Reflection “The annunciation is a faith event.  Dramatically, this poor, unconventional peasant woman’s free and autonomous answer opens a new chapter in the history of God with the world…Seen in this light, the particulars of Mary’s call, unique in that only one woman conceives and delivers Jesus, illuminate the fundamentals of everyone’s vocation through the ages. …

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March 24

Remembrance of Oscar Romero Reflection In El Salvador, in the 1970s and early 80s, a violent and oppressive military government kidnapped, tortured, and executed dissenters. Oscar Romero was considered a career cleric who could be expected to sustain the status quo and not make trouble. When he became Archbishop of San Salvador on Feb. 22, 1977, he was expected to…

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