Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 22

International Day of Biologic Diversity Reflection The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Everything that lives in an ecosystem is part of the web of life, including humans. Each species of vegetation and each creature has a place on the earth and plays a vital…

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May 21

 Reflection Jesus inspired his disciples with the courage, faith and love to go into all the world and share the good news. Today we share in this same mission. We need courage to cross the barriers of religion, politics, and language and speak the good news, love to speak in the language of other cultures, to listen to their needs…

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May 20

Reflection  The human family is wildly, delightfully diverse. We come in a huge variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Our religions and belief systems, our cultures and traditions, our languages and lifestyles, even our geographical challenges and adaptations, are rich in their differences. Unfortunately, these differences have become reasons to fight with each other, or to claim superiority and power.…

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May 19

Reflection “ Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine.” (Thomas Aquinas) “Every existence is a mode of divine presence.”(Thomas Berry)  Both of these quotes are pointing us into the same reflection: we find the sacred in the experience of God’s creation.  If we could interiorize this reality, how could we treat our earth as we do?…

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May 18

Reflection Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? John 14:9  Separating this from any religious interpretation, consider it as a very human reaction. It is a feeling we have all experienced. Deep inside, we all want to be understood. We want those we love to know who we really are. In…

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May 17

 Reflection “Forgetful of who we are, we live out of ignorance instead of wisdom, fear instead of love, and fantasy instead of reality.  The more we forget that the image of God is the deepest reality within us, the less we delve into those inner depths for the gifts of God.  The less we make use of the spiritual resources…

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May 16

Reflection The gospel is so familiar to us that we often forget that to those who heard Jesus preach, it was a liberating and hope-filled experience. He spoke of a God who was a loving parent, of laws that were made for the people not the reverse, of the poor being blessed, of those who hungered for justice being satisfied.…

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May 15

Reflection The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the…

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May 14

Reflection Jesus threw out a challenge. See, think, live in a new way. The old way of relating with God and one another is over. Join me in the fire of another vision. It may divide you from those who don’t understand, but take the risk. Let go of your former way of living, leave the established order, move with…

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May 13

Reflection All of us are caught up in complex situations. We have multiple responsibilities and minimal disposable time. Yet this is when we have to live spiritually responsible lives. Not when things get better. Not when the frenzy tapers off or ceases altogether. Not when we retire. Now. In the middle of whatever is happening, we are to acknowledge the…

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