Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 28

Mardi Gras Reflection Even where Lent has ceased to have much religious meaning there is a festival, before the ascetic fasting and abstinence of Lent. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) has a long history of overindulgence and revelry prior to the strict forty day fast. The observance of Lent has been modified, but we can give this day before Ash Wednesday…

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February 27

Reflection We know Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person, a human being who lived his convictions even to the point of death. He bore witness in his time and context to a God of compassion and unconditional forgiveness. He healed and exorcised. He rejected violence and included public outcasts in his table-fellowship. He stood…for a domination free order. As…

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February 26

Reflection Why are you anxious? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Matthew 6:34   In our practical day to day lives this seems a rather irresponsible way of living. There is enough to be anxious about to consume our whole attention. Yet, that is the point. It is not a superficial comfort zone that Jesus…

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February 25

Reflection Christianity is a religion of ‘wholemaking’, the dynamism of gathering persons into communal wholes; it is a religion of wholeness in relation to other religions of wholeness as well. Ilia  Delio   This concept seems to escape us if we wrap Christianity around ourselves and dismiss other paths to seeking God. It is a viewpoint that forgets that religion…

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February 23

Reflection Whether we admit it or not, the future of this earth, its health, our health and the health of our children, their future, and the future of all living creatures on this planet, is in our hands. Our decisions as a species within the larger community of life will make the difference. Our consciousness of the fact that in…

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February 22

Reflection We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we are not. Peace, both individual and global, begins with us. When we embrace a spiritual path that brings tranquility to our hearts and minds, we are taking the first step toward bringing peace to the world. Inner calmness will create gentle…

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