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Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30

Reflection Stillness is not part of ordinary life in our society. We are always doing, going, rushing or talking. Cell phones are our constant connection with life outside of ourselves. We are not used to quiet or time for our own thinking, Yet, stillness is part of the awareness of God’s presence which we call prayer. It involves no commotion…

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June 29

Reflection Who do you say that I am ? Matthew 16:13-19 It is a compelling question. We all ask it. You say that you love me but do you really know who I am?  It goes to the heart of relationship; it goes to the heart of our understanding of ourselves; it goes to the heart of how we lead…

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June 28

Reflection Leaven is a powerful agent of change. It works unseen and causes a transformation from within.  A lump of dough left to itself remains just a lump, but when leaven is added to it, a transformation takes place which produces bread, the human staple of life We can be that leaven causing a transformation from within. If we believe…

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June 27

 Feast of the Sacred Heart Reflection Love is our single true and ever-lasting communion in God. It is the one common link that every human has to every other person who has ever lived. “Love each other as I have loved you!” Jesus did not make any exceptions to this central directive; he did not allow prejudices, bigotry, intolerances and…

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June 26

Reflection Silently meditate on the vastness of the universe, the  majesty of the ocean, the  power of natural forces the grace and beauty of animals and plants and the connection we each have  within this one creation. Prayer “How wonderful, O God, are the works of your hands!.. A Divine Voice sings through all Creation!”                                          A Jewish Prayer to honor God’s…

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June 25

Reflection It is too often that we do not see the gifts that are innate to us. We look at what others have and see only where we are lacking.  Our vision  becomes distorted and our hearts are saddened.  We need to try to recognize and value the gifts each of us has and to rejoice in our remarkable diversity.…

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June 24

June 24  Feast of John the Baptist Reflection John the Baptist was a prophet who opened the way to Jesus. “He disturbed the comfortable and comforted the disturbed.” We may not be prophets, but we are still called to testify to the Christ.  As Christians, all of us have the prophetic call to listen to the word of God and…

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June 23

 Reflection There was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Luke 7:36-50 In this gospel story we see two religious leaders in the presence of…

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June 22

Feast of Corpus Christi Reflection The early Christian Community began to come together and celebrate a memorial of Jesus’ death and resurrection in a communal meal. Eating and drinking with Jesus was a central experience of the disciples.  The Christian community experienced the life-giving presence of Jesus the Christ in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the…

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