Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 15

Reflection Just before he leaves his disciples, Jesus gives them one final task. His last words to his disciples–to us–are both challenging and exciting: “You are my witnesses.” That is the task before us to be true witnesses of Jesus. Our vocation is to stand with the living Jesus, to witness on his behalf. But to be a true witness…

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May 14

Feast of the Ascension Reflection On this day we do not observe a departure as much as we celebrate a presence. The eyes of faith see the hope and scope of Christ’s power He is with us always. The humanity of Jesus is always and everywhere our way to God. “This created human nature is the indisputable and permanent gateway…

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May 13

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, respect…

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May 12

Reflection All of us have multiple responsibilities and minimal disposable time. We are caught up in complex situations. Yet, this is when we have to live spiritually responsible lives. Not when things get better. Not when the frenzy tapers off or ceases altogether. Not when we retire. Now. In the middle of whatever is happening, we are to acknowledge the…

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May 11

Reflection At the present time, claims to the truth appear to divide rather than to unite us. We can be immensely intolerant of those who differ from us. Different religious or political groups claim special insights. The disregard for facts in the pursuit of secular and religious power, fame or wealth surrounds us and makes us skeptical and cynical. If…

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May 10

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 to…

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May 9

Reflection Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. 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…

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May 8

Reflection The interpretations of Jesus’ message that we hear and see from all parts of the Christian spectrum often are more conflicting than enlightening. Is this really what Jesus expects of me? Is this how I should live? How is this different from any other way of life? Is what we hear or discuss reflecting Jesus or ourselves? We may…

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