Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 14

Reflection In our nation and in our world we see division and disunity undermining attempts to achieve peace or to act for the common good. This is the opposite of the unity which enables us to live in harmony with other people. Unity means working for a common cause within our nation and with those around the globe. It is…

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January 13

Reflection Living in a time that can cause us to lose heart, we need to be creative. We need to let go of the comfortable and step out into the possible. Yet, creativity requires courage. It means taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement, transforming it into a new thing, reshaping…

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January 12

Reflection Jesus challenges us To look into our hearts, To examine the way we are neighbor, To overcome our prejudices, To put an end to divisions, To stretch our generosity, To overcome our fear of the mystery, To see God present in our everyday living, and to make the “reign”of love visible throughout our world. Michael Morwood Prayer May your…

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January 11

Reflection He shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. a bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench, until he establishes justice on the earth; Isaiah 42:1-2 Justice is a central imperative in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.It encompasses all human interactions, and…

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January 10

Reflection The word enthusiasm is derived from the roots en — in or within — and theos — God. It means having God within or being one with God. People with this gift carry a special kind of energy. They bring warmth and feeling to their relationships and vigor and freshness to their activities. Enthusiasm is invigorating. It helps you…

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January 9

  Reflection In a culture like ours, we who are used to being independent and self-sufficient need to realize that we are also interdependent. We need teachers to share and explain the message of Christ; we need people with the gifts of prayer and faith to help carry those who are struggling; we need people who are gifted with their…

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January 8

Reflection Epiphanies tend to be private events. Most of us keep our personal experiences of the Holy to ourselves. They are impossible to communicate fully and they usually flow out of the journey of our lives. According to their story, the Magi had a long, difficult journey. “And when they came and knelt down, they only did what they had…

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January 7

Reflection All traditions have the story of a call. It may come from within or without but it beckons one to set out on a journey. Whether it is an actual movement to another place or an inner movement to a personal transformation, there is the metaphor of a journey which requires a response. The answer given requires faith and…

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