Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 13

Reflection Write down the vision…For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come. Habakkuk 2:3-4l To give fire to our lives we need an inner vision that gives us purpose. It is the dream of what we want and who we want to become,…

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August 12

Reflection We are not born hating or despising people different from ourselves, it is an acquired pattern. We have preconceived notions that we have not tested through personal experience but only by what we have heard or have grown up hearing.. Prejudice is usually born of ignorance. People who speak ill of others because of their ethnicity may not know…

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August 11

Reflection I give thanks to my God always on your account Cor.1:1 – 9 God’s love is experienced through the lives and relationships we share with other people. Through them our own faith, hope and love are strengthened. Each of us, if we take the time, can think with deep gratitude of the people whose goodness has supported and encouraged…

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August 10

Reflection A contemplative vision is not naive. It recognizes the pain and distortions in the world. Yet, while acknowledging what is wrong, it enables one to see through and work toward the wonder of the innate possible. The contemplative is imbued with the presence of the Holy in all life and in this sacred earth. The wars among nations, the…

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August 9

70th Anniversary of Nagasaki Reflection Hear our voice, for it is the voice of the victims of all wars and violence among individuals and nations. Hear our voice, for it is the voice of all children who suffer and will suffer when people put their faith in the weapons of war. Hear our voice when we beg you to instill…

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August 8

Reflection The picture of Jesus we find in the early Christian scriptures can be a model for us no matter what our particular faith tradition or philosophy. There we read about the life and teachings of one who saw and honored God in all things, boldly lived his truth, loved more broadly and deeply than his contemporaries, nonviolently challenged the…

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August 7

Reflection Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, or a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home, the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bees have a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home. Abraham…

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August 6

70th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima Reflection More people on the earth were born after that tragic moment in 1945 than were alive at the time of the atomic blast. Yet those who died still cry out to heaven and earth, even to those who do not remember the headlines or the news from that day. Let all the…

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August 5

Reflection In this age of instant communication, do we ever stop and consider the power of words? We speak to one another every day either verbally or electronically. Our words can encourage, inspire and uplift. They can also discourage, depress and dishearten. Our words can wound or heal, cause rejoicing or tears. They can build self-confidence or break it down.…

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August 4

Reflection We cannot imagine not existing and yet at one time we did not. Life is our greatest gift. We have been gifted by God with vitality, passion and awareness. Although life has its difficult times, it is also filled with love and beauty. It would be a tragedy if we missed living each day aware that God is revealed…

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