Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30

Reflection In our reading, we can find all sorts of lists that outline the qualities of adulthood. They tell us to manage our emotions, to act with greater self-confidence, to enhance our personal development and not to exploit or harm other people. There is one important deficiency. Most ignore the context in which we live, the fact that we are…

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September 27

Reflection “Loneliness is a poignant homing instinct, like that of migratory birds. It guides us back towards this assurance: We are not meant to live cut off from each other, from ourselves, or from the Universal Reality which gives us life. We are meant to dwell in love, which is a wholehearted “yes” to belonging…We may be tempted to feel…

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September 26

Reflection “Where does revelation come from these days? Not burning bushes. Not voices in the sky…Revelation comes quietly in times of stillness when one ponders how to be of use. Revelations comes in the interaction of compassion and the daily news. Revelation rises up in the response to injustice—as it rose up in Moses, in Jesus, in Harriet Tubman, Mahatma…

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September 24

Reflection Jesus taught an over-riding concern for our neighbor’s welfare.  He instructed us to care about others as much as we care about ourselves. The world would work so much better if each of us did in it our own sphere. Instead of being divided or malicious, we would put the best interpretation on everything our neighbors did or said,…

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September 23

Autumn Equinox Reflection   There is poignancy to autumn. This is the time of harvest, the time to let go of the gifts that have been developed. The plants have achieved their fullness and now they offer their fruits and drop their seeds. The trees, whose new green announced springtime, lose their green and reveal the brilliant oranges, reds and…

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