Reflection The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in reality. “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.” Maturity and holiness come incrementally. We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The Spirit within us urges us forward; we are always in the process of becoming.
Reflection Most of us are ordinary people leading ordinary lives. Our responsibility is to live in a way that makes a difference. It is about our life and witness in this world. It is about politics, about economics and about culture. It is about our environment, about the destruction of nuclear weapons. It is about peace. It is about our
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
Reflection Now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you. John 17:11 We live in the tension of the now, the tension of being where we are and of still being who we are. Jesus did not expect his followers to live in isolation. We are women and
Reflection To be frozen in position and refuse to open ourselves to other possibilities no matter what the situation or evidence may present is to choose intellectual and spiritual stagnation. Change and growth are essential to life. The vitality of the spiritual life is to be open, to have the ability to be receptive to new possibilities without prejudging them.
Reflection In this life I will never get closer to God than I am now. God loves me totally now. God will not love me any more in ten years time no matter what great things I might do. God’s love will not change. What can change is my awareness of God’s presence within me and love for me. The
Feast of the Ascension Reflection On this day we do not observe a departure as much as we celebrate a presence. The eyes of faith see the hope and scope of Christ’s power. The humanity of Jesus is always and everywhere our way to God. He is with us always. We do not stand looking up into the heavens. Instead
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
Reflection 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 be loved. It is a love based in true knowledge and confidence in ourselves,
Reflection Being patient is difficult. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be