Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 30

Reflection It is good for all of us to have periods of time when we can examine our deepest longings and correct the course of our lives. It creates an awareness and appreciation for the precious significance of everyday existence. For all of us, focusing on human mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human lives heightens sensitivity to…

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April 29

Reflection Play is the exuberant expression of our being. It is at the heart of our creativity and our most carefree moments of devotion. It helps us live with absurdity, paradox, and mystery. It feeds our joy and wonder. It keeps our search for meaning down to earth. Most of us don’t play enough. We’re either too “busy,” a code…

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April 28

Reflection Consecrate them in the truth. John 17:11-19   At the present time, claims to the truth appear to divide rather than to unite us. Different religious or political groups claim special insights. We can be immensely intolerant of those who differ from us. We need to reflect on how to be bearers of the truth that overcomes divisions and…

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April 27

Reflection If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. Mark 9:30-37  The evening news is focused on those aspiring to political power. If we are paying attention, we try to discern qualities of leadership in the various candidates. The following is a quote about servant leadership: The servant-leader is servant…

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April 26

Reflection In our reading, we can find all sorts of lists that outline the qualities of adulthood. They tell us to manage our emotions, to act with greater self-confidence, to enhance our personal development and not to exploit or harm other people. There is one important deficiency. Most ignore the context in which we live, the fact that we are…

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April 25

Reflection The Gospel challenge for those of us who try to live a Christian life is to put our faith into action. When we look at all the pain, sorrow, poverty, tragedy, suffering and divisions in the world today, our courage is tested.  How many of us really believe that our faith can uproot trees or move mountains? Yet, this…

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