Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 12

Reflection If we are out of touch with what we truly desire, we are easy prey for those who want to tell us what it is. Consumerism encourages us to want something more than what we have whether we need it or not. Advertisers connect our happiness to what we consume; personal worth is linked to having what is the…

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May 11

Reflection We see the disruptions that are occurring within our country: violent storms, droughts, wild fires, extinction of species, polluted waters and we still continue to abuse Earth.  We are too comfortable with what we have to admit to what we are losing. Some of us deny that our lack of respect for the natural world is causing climate change.…

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May 10

Reflection On some level we are all creators whether we want to be or not. As we live our lives, there are always people watching us, listening for clues, looking for differences, assessing our actions, our words. We constantly create environments which others enter into and feel either encouraged or negated. We create waves of energy that wash over other…

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May 9

Reflection We are all endowed with an inner transparency for the holy, for the mystery we call “God”. We are programed internally in the power of living spirit, always inviting us to attune more deeply to the Great Spirit who infuses the whole of creation. Whether we adopt a formal religion or not, we are innately spiritual and will remain…

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May 8

  Reflection Love is our single true and ever-lasting communion in God. It is the one common link that every human has to every other person who has ever lived. Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. “Love each other as I have loved you!” Jesus did not make…

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May 7

Good Shepherd Sunday Reflection I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:1-10   Jesus is still at work being the Good Shepherd, nurturing, giving life, but how does he do it now? Through you and you and me, all of us. That’s how Jesus is nurturing our human family so that it becomes…

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May 6

 Reflection   Often, in the Old Testament, Israel is pictured as the vine or the vineyard of God. In the eyes of its people, Israel was the true vine whose roots ran all the way back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jesus likened himself to a vine. As branches of that vine, his disciples draw their strength from him. Incorporation into…

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May 5

 Reflection Forgetful of who we are, we live out of ignorance instead of wisdom, fear instead of love, and fantasy instead of reality.  The more we forget that the image of God is the deepest reality within us, the less we delve into those inner depths for the gifts of God.  The less we make use of the spiritual resources…

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May 4

Reflection The gospel is so familiar to us that we often forget that to those who heard Jesus preach, it was a liberating and hope-filled experience. He spoke of a God who was a loving parent, of laws that were made for the people not the reverse, of the poor being blessed, of those who hungered for justice being satisfied.…

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May 3

Reflection Listening involves attention and being sincerely present to another. An inability or unwillingness to listen is a symptom of self-centeredness. Listening enables us to tune in to others and to our inner voices of intuition and conscience. It is how we know we are part of the world around us and signals that we are not shut up in…

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