Monthly Archives: June 2017

June 30

Reflection Because we have so much – food, shelter, clothing, “extras” we think of it as the norm. Yet, most of the people on earth do not enjoy these basic necessities or comforts. To us, our abundance feels like a given not a gift. Since we rarely lack these things, it’s hard to remember to acknowledge their presence or to…

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June 29

Reflection The fruit of prayer is silence, the fruit of silence is faith, the fruit of faith is hope, and the fruit of hope is love, unity and peace. Mother Teresa Prayer Lord, teach us to pray Action What is my concept of prayer?  How do I prepare my heart for the inbreaking of God? Suggested Reading Be constant in…

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June 28

Reflection To be hospitable, you need to accept pluralism as a natural condition in the world. Sometimes hospitality requires that we cross boundaries and dismantle some of the barriers erected in our society to keep “the other” out. Sometimes it means entertaining ideas that might be alien to us. Hospitality and hostility are both derived from the same word root…

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June 27

Reflection We learn from the example of the Pharisees that there is incongruity between living by the letter of the law and by the spirit of it. We can lead a life in which all of our actions are above board, but those same actions may still be morally suspect. As Christians we try to live in a way that…

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June 26

 Reflection The greatest incentive to embracing a Christian life is to see it lived with honesty and selfless commitment by other Christians.There is nothing more disheartening to a person who is genuinely seeking to live a sincere life than hypocrisy. Hypocrisy visibly fails to practice the virtues that one preaches or live by the creed one professes. People will embrace…

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June 25

Reflection Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:26-33 We often underestimate our worth, but this gospel tells us that we need to realize that we have our origin in God, our destiny with God and our lives constantly under the care of God. We matter to God. We do not have to live with fear.…

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June 24

Feast of John the Baptist  Reflection John the Baptist was a prophet who opened the way to Jesus. “He disturbed the comfortable and comforted the disturbed”. We may not be prophets, but we are still called to testify to the Christ  All of us as Christians have a prophetic call that is to listen to the word of God and…

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June 23

Reflection This is a time to pray for peace. And it is especially a time to pray for peace within the household of Abraham and Sarah and Hagar. As Jews, Christians and Muslims, we are painfully divided, even though we share a single descent. And our divisions are at the center of much of the world’s most serious places of…

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June 22

Reflection We are at the beginning of another summer, a holy time and a sacred place in our journey of life. The Creator, who breathed this world into being is discernible within the harmony of nature. We are grateful for the blazing light of the sun as It warms our earth, nourishes its plants and provides all living things with…

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