Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31

Reflection We who are alive today are prophets of a new way, tellers of a new story where God dwells not on some heavenly throne but in every breath of living things. Let us sing out that the heaven we sought is within and around us. That wherever we look, We find the Holy One looking back. And let us…

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May 30

Memorial Day Reflection On this Memorial Day Grant peace to the souls Of all those soldiers who died in war. We remember the tears and grief of their families, The pain of mother, wives, husbands and children Who lost precious loved ones. To build a meaningful memorial to them, We ask God to give us all the will To work…

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May 29

 Feast of Corpus Christi  Reflection Eating and drinking with Jesus was a central experience of the disciples. The early Christian Community began to come together to celebrate a memorial of Jesus’ death and resurrection in a communal meal. The community experienced the life-giving presence of Jesus the Christ in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.…

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May 28

Reflection God is the One who loves us and all creation just as we are.  To love as God loves is to love freely and gratuitously. It is to hold all creation in reverence, all living things with wonder and care, and all people with respect. On a personal level, it is to try to love rather than seeking to…

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Reflection In our prayer, we seek to encounter the Presence of God. Yet, we perceive the God who is Mystery as beyond us and somewhat overwhelming. For many of us, our image of God has evolved over the years. In the gospels we hear two reassuring statements: “Get up and do not be afraid” and “Listen to him.” The key…

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May 25

Reflection We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. Bill Gates  It might be good to stop and reflect on how we react to what we perceive to be criticism. It might be helpful to consider our reaction when someone doesn’t agree with us. It is certainly easy to cross the person off as not really…

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May 24

Reflection Will you engage this moment with kindness or with cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or with scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one? This is your choice and none can make it for you. If you choose kindness, love, generosity and joy, then you will discover in that choice the Kingdom of God, heaven,…

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May 23

Reflection There are three kinds of forgiveness, all interrelated. There is self-forgiveness, which enables us to release our guilt and perfectionism. There is the forgiveness we extend to others and receive from them. And there is the forgiveness of God that assures us of our worth and strengthens us. All the spiritual traditions raise up the value of forgiveness. Forgiveness…

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May 22

Trinity Sunday Reflection In its own singular way religious belief in the triune God sums up the experience that far from being an isolated monad, the unfathomable mystery of God is a communion of overflowing love enfolding the world with gracious compassion. “God is Love” penned an early Christian letter writer (1 John 4 – 8), summing up in this…

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May 21

Reflection  “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!” Numbers 21:4B-9   Inspired by Yahweh, Moses had led the Israelites from captivity in Egypt toward a land of freedom. They had been given water and food to strengthen them on the…

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