Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 18

Reflection Dag  Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 10 April 1953 until 18 September 1961 when he died in a plane crash while on a peace mission in the Congo. Praise came from around the world for his wisdom, devotion to duty, and his relentless search for peace in a time when nuclear war seemed on the horizon. Shortly after…

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September 17

Feast of Hildegarde of Bingen Reflection According to both biblical and extra-biblical sources, during the first several centuries of the early church, the involvement of women was strong. Historically we know that they did all types of apostolic work and had apostolic influence. The letters of Paul reveal the names of many women who were active disciples. This changed as…

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September 16

Reflection Questions can be dangerous.  They can take us right to the edge of what is known and comfortable.  They can require tremendous courage to ask because we know that new questions can lead us to new ways of perceiving, and new perceptions can lead to new experiences of our world.  There are questions we are afraid to ask because…

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September 15

Reflection We believe that God is the ground of our being and that everyone and everything is a product of God’s creative expression. We are all connected in God and we are each a unique vehicle for God’s presence on this earth.  In spite of our verbal commitment to these beliefs our actions often betray us.  We are shocked when…

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September 14

Reflection The natural world opens us to the experience of God. It provides moments of serenity and union. Beauty is everywhere just waiting to be noticed.. Most of us, whether or not we are members of a particular religious tradition, find spiritual nourishment in nature. It awes us, refreshes us, and soothes us. The sensitivity to and recognition of the…

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September 13

Reflection “Where does revelation come from these days? Not burning bushes. Not voices in the sky…Revelation comes quietly in times of stillness when one ponders how to be of use. Revelations comes in the interaction of compassion and the daily news. Revelation rises up in the response to injustice—as it rose up in Moses, in Jesus, in Harriet Tubman, Mahatma…

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September 11

Reflection We mourn today and we remember. We reflect on how we have changed. We are saddened by the divisions, the violence, the hatreds that are wringing the life out of us as a nation, as a world hostage to fanaticism, as humanity being robbed of its compassion and its soul. Since that violent day which united us in shock…

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