Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 21

Reflection “…do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.” Mt 23:1 -12 It’s no wonder Jesus was hated. To use a common expression: ”He said it like it was.” No tip toeing around an issue for him. His integrity and honesty were fearless; he cut right down to the truth no matter what it might…

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August 20

Reflection As people of faith we believe that creation is a revelation of God and a sacred trust. The challenges facing Earth require the human community to develop new ways of seeing, thinking and interacting with the larger web of life, Our existence, survival and well-being depends on the life-support systems of our planet. Human beings are part of the…

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August 19

  Reflection “…on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing.” Matthew 23;28 Sometimes when we listen to the TV news or read the newspapers it is extremely disheartening. Our country seems to have lost its capacity for choosing statesmen and women for leadership. Many of our leaders fall far short of expectations. With…

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August 18

Reflection “We wake to the forgiveness of a new day. We wake to the freedom to begin again. We wake to the mercy of the sun’s redeeming light. Always new Always gift always blessing.We wake to the forgiveness of this new day.” John Philip Newell Prayer Blessed are the forgiving, for they are free. Matthew 5:7 Action Be aware of…

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August 17

Reflection For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Romans 11:31-36 This is an interesting question to ponder. Religion has been a major feature in some historical conflicts and the most recent wave of modern terrorism. Gods have been used to justify almost any cruelty, from burning heretics and stoning adulterers to crucifying…

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August 16

Reflection Great God, you have gifted us with a presence in our lives to save us from ourselves. You have given us animals whose lives speak to us of devotion and heart of patient endurance of the power of faithful presence and of love without reason. For the joy they have brought us and the faith in humanity they have…

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August 15

Reflection “My spirit rejoices in God my savior” This is not a superficial joy but is written against the whole canvas of the world’s pain. It is messianic joy, paschal joy, aware of the struggle unto death yet hopeful that the great “nevertheless” of God leads to life. In the midst of suffering and turmoil, the sense of divine presence…

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August 14

Reflection When we are called to make a real commitment, we must ask the searching question, “Do I really mean it?” It is not easy to be steadfast when we are faced with difficult choices. If we have made a commitment it should be reflected in our lives. It is not always clear to find a true way of living…

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