Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 30

Reflection We are always doing, going, rushing or talking. Cell phones are our constant connection with life outside of ourselves. We are not used to quiet or time for our own thinking, Yet, stillness is part of the awareness of God’s presence which we call prayer. It involves no commotion or agitation. Rather, to be still is to seek a…

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June 29

 Reflection We have many responsibilities that are proper whether in family, work or community. Yet, when we fail to properly prioritize our activities what is good can get in the way of what is better. We allow ourselves to be distracted by what is good, missing out on what is better. In the end, there is one thing that underpins…

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June 28

Reflection We are at the beginning of another summer, a holy time and a sacred place in our journey of life. The Creator, who breathed this world into being, is discernible within the harmony of nature, the perfection of a butterfly’s wing, the grandeur of a mountain range, the soaring eagle and humming bird.We are grateful for the blazing light…

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June 27

Reflection Christianity should have a humanizing influence upon those who espouse its teachings and follow Jesus Christ. The way we treat people is a good index of the measure of the maturity of our faith. Jesus treated others in a fully human way. He treated others with respect. He valued them as individuals and cared for them as persons. Our…

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June 26

Reflection No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 We are expected to be decisive but decisions bring consequences. They challenge us to move into commitments and responses. All commitments involve sacrifice. They impose responsibilities on us; they require an unequivocal “yes.”  Freedom is…

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June 25

Reflection In life about half of us are male and half of us are female. We are different. We will never be able to change that. But, when it comes to being part of the human family, it makes no difference. The distinctions that we make in our human relationships do not apply when we put them in the eyes…

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June 24

Feast of John the Baptist  Reflection John the Baptist was a prophet who opened the way to Jesus. “He disturbed the comfortable and comforted the disturbed”. We may not be prophets, but we are still called to testify to the Christ.  As Christians, all of us have the prophetic call to listen to the word of God and to put…

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June 23

Reflection Daily we are inundated with situations which get their momentary interest on news channels and then are absorbed with a sigh …another shooting of innocent people or school children… another industrial cause of climate change…another violent conflict in the world scene that kills the innocent and destroys their lands…more corrupt self-interested politicians…money poured in by such as the Koch…

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June 22

Reflection We need to to rejoice in our remarkable diversity and to recognize and value the gifts each of us has. Our gifts enrich all humanity and enable us to make our unique contribution to the whole. God’s prolific creativity revealed through us is unlimited. So should be our respect for and delight in it. If we can accept and…

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June 21

Reflection Who do you say that I am ? Matthew 16:13-19 It is a compelling question. We all ask it. You say that you love me but do you really know who I am?  It goes to the heart of relationship; it goes to the heart of our understanding of ourselves; it goes to the heart of how we lead…

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