Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 12

Reflection The foundational stories of the world’s religions are all based on love of God, love of neighbors, and love of self. Rising from the core of our beings, our other loves are also part of our spiritual path: love of family, of partner, of friends, of community, of animals, of nature. Fear often surfaces around the practice of love…

Read more

June 11

Reflection “You can change the world” is more than a slogan. If we believe the words of Jesus, “The kingdom of God is within you”, we realize how it is possible that, individually and collectively, we can contribute to goodness in the world. Our lives are not insignificant. Who we are, what we believe, how we live spreads Jesus’ vision.…

Read more

June 10

Reflection The journey of life goes off at curves and angles. It is not a straight line. Paths of relationships cross. Sometimes they are parallel; other times they intersect. Some intersect and move into different directions; others intersect and blend into a permanent whole. As we move on, persons and experiences connect within us and form concentric circles. None leave…

Read more

June 9

Reflection To be spiritual is to have an abiding respect for the great mysteries of life — the profound distinctiveness of other souls, the strange beauty of nature and the animal world, the ineffable complexity of our inner selves, the unfathomable depths of the Inexplicable One. The first step in the practice of mystery is to cherish the baffling, curious,…

Read more

June 8

Reflection Children will not learn peace as a way of life without special efforts on our part. Choosing to train children as peacekeepers is a big responsibility. It requires the courage to be “different,” and have children seen as “different,” in a competitive and adversarial dominant culture. It means being creative in a society that still has not developed ways…

Read more

June 7

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…

Read more

June 6

Reflection Who are the suffering mothers in our world? If we look, we can see those women whose children are killed in senseless wars and political divisions, the mothers whose children are killed in street violence, the mothers of political prisoners, the mothers of those children who are starving, those of children who die from lack of medical care, those…

Read more

June 5

Reflection Jesus gave us the example of his life and vision. This is a distinctive way of relationship rather than a static command, a guide for how we should act within the circumstances of the 21st century. As people of our own times we are to apply the spiritual insights we learn from the life of Jesus to our own…

Read more

June 4

Reflection “Prayer does not use up artificial energy, burn any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” (Margaret Mead) From our earliest existence on this planet, God has enriched us with everything we need to live as full and joyful human beings. In our minds and spirits we have the power to reach…

Read more