Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 5

Reflection Do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example.  Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus challenged the social/political understandings of his society and advocated an alternative social vision. He not only challenged the politics of purity, but advocated the politics of compassion (Borg). The conflict was about what it requires to be people centered in God. A politics of purity creates radical…

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November 4

Reflection One does not find God without looking. Seekers become aware and then ask for a depth of understanding. A seeker is intuitive but also active in the search. Prayer is the language of seekers. The consistent knocking of prayer opens the door of the God who is unconditional love. A deepening relationship with Holy Mystery is the ultimate response.…

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November 3

Reflection November is Native American Heritage Month. One of the most precious gifts which Native Americans have given to us is their deep respect for God’s creation. They remind us that earth is a gift from God to be treasured and protected. As Chief Seattle said in his eloquent address to the United States Congress in 1854, “Every part of…

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November 2

All Souls Day Reflection Today, we pause, to remember our beloved dead and to celebrate their memories. Consciously remembering our loved ones who have died is important for us. It brings their lives back into the context of our daily experience and reminds us of our belief that dying is not the end. Remembrance of those who have died is…

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November 1

Feast of All Saints Reflection  On All Saints’ Day observances tend to focus on known saints –that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. The Church celebrates holy men and women throughout the year on various saint days, but the Solemnity of All Saints is when the Church honors all saints, known and unknown.…

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