Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 21

Reflection Today thousands of women will convene in Washington, DC to march in support of equality and to promote civil rights for every person. More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries. The issues represented are varied. Women have marched before from the Suffrage Movement to the marches for

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January 20

Inauguration Day Reflection “So let us begin anew–remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Let both sides unite

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January 19

Reflection “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.”Fear” in the sense of awe, reverence, respect and acknowledgement that God is God and creation requires that we live in harmony. Wisdom is not merely how to live, but how to live together.  What is the wisdom that should be reflected in the lives of a Christian people? Certainly

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January 18

  Reflection The Beatitudes provide a new vision. Those who are truly blessed are not the emperors, the priests or the wealthy. Rather, they are the common people, those whom earthly success has largely passed by, the poor, the meek, the persecuted, and the peacemakers. As long as ordinary people stand for what is right and do not retreat before

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January 17

Freedom of Religion Day Reflection Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment to the Constitution Yesterday, January 16, was National

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January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr Reflection Martin Luther King, Jr had a vision that extended beyond injustice and oppression to dignity and unity. He had the courage to speak of compassion in the face of hate, to preach love in a time of fear, and to call for reconciliation and peace in a time of war. His message was discomforting and

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January 15

Reflection Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Mathew 3:13   If we could find a historically certain incident in which Jesus made a choice between two or more alternatives, we should have a very important clue to the direction of his thinking. This we have at the beginning of all the gospels:

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January 14

Reflection To be whole is to be real. Somewhere in our growing up we have learned to survive by suppressing what is real. Often we are hurt, rejected, disappointed or suffering but we put all our efforts into convincing ourselves and others that nothing is wrong. We deny ourselves the relief of facing what is real and verbalizing it. We

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January 13

Reflection From our earliest conscious existence, we humans have always been drawn to God. Over the centuries, we have given God many forms and many names. Christians have found God through Jesus. In the 21st century we can no longer think of an up or down world with an aged patriarch God who keeps tabs on us. God is the

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January 12

Reflection “Jesus challenges us To look into our hearts, To examine the way we are neighbor, To overcome our prejudices, To put an end to divisions, To stretch our generosity,, To overcome our fear of the mystery, To see God present in our everyday living, and to make the “reign”of love visible throughout our world.” Michael Morwood  Prayer May your

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