Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 4

Reflection There are three kinds of forgiveness, all interrelated. There is self-forgiveness, which enables us to release our guilt and perfectionism. There is the forgiveness we extend to others and receive from them, intimates and enemies alike. And there is the forgiveness of God that assures us of our worth and strengthens us for this practice. All the spiritual traditions

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March 3

Reflection During this Lent, let us fast from suspicion and feast on truth. There is a mean-spiritedness about suspicion that differs from the realistic caution that is appropriate in certain situations. Suspicion causes us to view someone negatively with little evidence and no proof of untrustworthy behavior. It is a form of attitudinal violence which robs us of our peace

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March 2

Reflection During this Lent, let us fast from gossip and feast on silence. We live in a world that feasts on gossip. Instant communication provides stories of private indiscretions daily on television and on the internet. Celebrity marital problems greet us from the racks of supermarket tabloids. Important events are buried amidst this reporting that spans from one scandal to

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March 1

Reflection Jesus took Peter, James and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves and he was transfigured before them. Mark 9:2-10 In mythic tradition, the mountain is the place where earth touches sky. Its summit enters the sphere of eternity and its base is in the mortal world. At the mountain top, the divine reveals itself

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