Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31

Halloween Reflection Halloween reminds us that though we can behold eternity in the dark vault of the sky, we are not eternal.  In embracing the darkness, in celebrating death and the monsters of the night, it also commands us to build a common fire at a communal harvest, to pause in our hurry, mark with joy the passing of the…

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October 30

Reflection “Enlightenment is the ability to see beyond all the things we make God to find God. We make religion God and so fail to see godliness where religion is not, though goodness is clear and constant in the simplest of people, in the remotest of places. We make national honor God and fail to see the presence of God…

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October 29

Reflection You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:34-40   When the Bible talks about love it primarily means a love that keeps on loving, it…

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Octyber 28

Reflection Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. Lk 18:9-14   A problem arises when we are confident in our own righteousness. We can become smug to the point of despising others. By dividing people into the righteous and the ignorant or even immoral, we can become victims of a…

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October 27

Reflection Speech is a powerful gift. We can inspire, offer compassion, share wonder, encourage, express love. We can also wound, demean, sow discord, spread negativity, or deceive. Our speech reveals a great deal about who we are. It may deceive others but usually not for long. Eventually our own words expose us for good or for ill. Prayer May the…

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October 26

Reflection Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature bodyof him who is the head, that is, Christ. Eph 4:15 It is interesting to see that speaking the truth is linked with becoming mature. In our everyday living, it is often difficult to speak the truth in love. When things become particularly irksome,…

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October 25

Reflection “Master, I want to see.” Mark 10:46 – 52   “I want to see.” How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? There are blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. We all have them. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. The blind man had the unique experience…

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October 24

Global Oneness Day Reflection Global Oneness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating our Oneness with the Divine, each other and all of Life. In the late 1960′s the first photographs of the Earth seen from space powerfully impacted humanity’s perception of the world. We realized that all life on our beautiful blue planet was deeply connected. Oneness represents a…

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October 23

Reflection We are living in a difficult time in human history but there have been difficult periods before. It is a time when we need those whose thinking can be creative. Creativity requires courage. It means taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement. It becomes a new thing, a break away…

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