Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 15

Reflection With the hectic pace and demands of  life, it often feels as if there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. We often feel stressed and over-worked. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to quiet down, no time to…

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We Are Dust of the Earth

We Are Dust of the Earth

The Organic Garden on Video Currents Correspondent Katie Breidenbach and News Director Ed Wilkinson went to  Brentwood, Long Island where the Sisters of St. Joseph tend to their organic self sustaining garden along with their beehive, goats, chickens and rabbits. They know a lack of environmental awareness harms the poor and hope to inspire more conscious consumption in city dwellers…

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July 14

Reflection A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual significance to a shrine or location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith. Sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs. Spiritual journey is a phrase used by many  religions to mean the gradual development of persons as they grow in understanding of God, the world, and themselves.…

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July 13

Reflection We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 Somewhere in our subconscious, we carry an idea of what our perfect self ought to be. God doesn’t demand that we be that idealized self. The potter knows the clay. Some of the most beautiful pots come from clay which may…

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July 11

Reflection This is what God asks of you Only this: To act justly To love tenderly To walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8 To do “only this” is quite an expectation! It throws aside all the rituals and rules we think are making us “please” God and strips us down to the bare realities. To be in relationship with…

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July 10

Reflection We need remember that we have the power to raise our voices on behalf of those without voice, those held powerless, those whose lives cannot express their human freedom. We need to remember; then we can go that extra mile, take that courageous action, remind that powerful someone that peace and right relationships will only come through justice. We…

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The Mayor of Clinton Hill

The Mayor of Clinton Hill

Friends, family, and co-workers gathered on June 16 at St. Angela Hall to celebrate a farewell to the Mayor of Clinton Hill, Junior Small. All were invited to have lunch and share their “Junior stories.” Junior’s wife was in attendance. Junior dominated the gathering in his usual gregarious manner! Junior was a good friend and longtime loyal employee of the…

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July 9

Reflection Life is not meant to be rigid or stagnant. To be in a state of permanent changelessness and the ceasing of vital mental activity is death. When I see the possibility that things may be viewed with a new perspective I choose life. I choose life when I allow myself to evolve and change. I choose life when I…

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July 8

Reflection Humility is the state of being honest before God and others. We are who we are; we do what we can do; we don’t pretend we are less than we are; we don’t pretend we are more than we are. We use our gifts freely and offer them to others without any ties. Humility is not a pose. Humility…

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