Reflection The Christian life is not about doing what we have to do in order to be saved. It is about realizing that God loves us already and living in this relationship. It is about being intentional about a deepening relationship with the God in whom we live and have our being. Realizing that God is the One from whom
Reflection Spirituality is for the hatching of the heart. Whatever helps to open our hearts to the reality of the sacred is what we should be engaged in. This awareness leads to an image of the Christian life very different from the one with which I grew up. The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge.
Reflection Only when we see ourselves, humans, as part of creation rather than as the crown of creation, will we ever be able to come anywhere close to really grasping the greatness of God and God’s gifts to us. Only then will we begin to see the face of God everywhere. Only then will we begin to understand that we
Reflection Each of us is a work-in-progress. We are challenged to become all we are meant to be as God’s beloved sons and daughters. We are co-creators of the Great Work of the universe. By attuning ourselves to what in different traditions has been called the image of God, the everlasting soul, or the higher self, we are able to
Reflection Climate change is a global problem with grave implications. . . It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. . .A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal. Pope Francis The climate is a common good, belonging to all
Reflection Where can we buy enough food for them to eat? John 6:1-15 The scriptures today remind us that all people are meant to share in the bounty of food produced in our world. In the readings for the day, everyone ends up with more than enough to eat. The problem in our present world is not one of scarcity.
Reflection Prayer is the language of seekers. A life centered in God is not acquired by osmosis. One does not find God without looking, becoming aware, and then asking for a depth of understanding. A seeker is intuitive but also active in the search. The consistent knocking of prayer opens the door of the God who is unconditional love. A
Reflection Young children question the “why” of reality. They question and their imaginations supersede logical thought. Their most clear learning seems to come from images and stories. Perhaps through questioning the why of reality and imagining alternate realities, we can recapture the curiosity of childhood. Why is there war? Why is there greed? Why is there hatred? Why are people
Reflection We who are alive today are creating tomorrow with our thoughts and words. We are shaping ourselves and our cultures by what we do and fail to do. Justice and mercy are the works of our hands. They never told us it would be like this: that we were vessels of the Great One called to create, called to
Feast of Mary Magdalene Reflection “…the contributions of this woman to the ministry of Jesus, her fidelity during his crucifixion, and her leadership as first apostolic witness to the resurrection place her in a pivotal role at the foundation of ekklesia. Yet, centuries of patriarchal construal in literature, art and preaching have depicted Magdalene as a repentant sinner, most likely