Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 12

Reflection An inability or unwillingness to listen is a symptom of self-centeredness. Listening involves attention, to being sincerely present to another. Listening enables us to tune in to others and to our inner voices of intuition and conscience. It is how we know we are part of the world around us and signals that we are not shut up in…

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May 11

  Mother’s Day  Reflection The essence of motherhood is found in the heart of God. It is the selfless giving of oneself in order to bring forth, nurture and sustain the life of another. There is an unconditional quality to the love of a true mother. She makes space in her own life to take in another, to love and…

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May 10

Reflection  Faith in the broader sense is not any specific religious belief but rather an awareness that God is present in our lives. It is an attuneness to the sacred and an openness to the possibilities of a relationship with the Holy. The challenge to faith is not so much disbelief as indifference or resistance to God’s movement within. Scripture…

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May 9

Reflection There is nothing more disheartening to a person who is genuinely seeking to live as a sincere believer than hypocrisy. Hypocrisy visibly fails to practice the virtues that one preaches or live by the creed one professes. The greatest incentive to embracing a Christian life is to see it lived with honesty and selfless commitment by other Christians especially…

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May 8

  Reflection To be is to be related, for relationship is the essence of existence. In the very first instant when the primitive particles rushed forth, every one of them was connected to every other one of them in the entire universe. At no time in the future of the universe would they arrive at a point of disconnection.  Alienation…

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May 7

Reflection  A review of what we think is most important to us, and what actually seems to be important to us because of what we do every day is a revealing reflection. What do we value as opposed to what we actually do? Is there something that needs realigning? We may realize that there are values we hold, commitments we’ve…

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May 6

Reflection There are times in each of our lives when our most sincere efforts and even our deepest caring are not appreciated. Worse yet, sometimes we experience rejection of the gifts we offer. We experience frustration and anger as we attempt to balance what is happening with our expectations. To try to walk around this, rise above it, or to…

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May 5

 Reflection To have a contemplative view is to be a unifier, to see creation as integrated, and to reverence all its expressions. The contemplative is imbued with the presence of the Sacred in all life and in all creation. To be in awe at the variety of life’s expressions and to be able to live in an attitude of awareness,…

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May 4

Reflection  “If you love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15 -21 The love that Jesus speaks of is a love that is aware of God’s presence in other people. This love recognizes the dignity of each person and respects individuality. Many lives are marked by an abundance of love talk accompanied by a great shortage of love action. If we…

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May 3

Reflection When we know others very well, we sometimes tend to take them for granted. We see their flaws clearly and miss their goodness. This is also true of our experience of the natural world, of the many small miracles of everyday living. Becoming so used to all that is around us and within us, we deprive ourselves of a…

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