Yearly Archives: 2018

June 22

Reflection I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress and led to the establishment of numerous organizations committed to raising awareness…

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June 22

Reflection I watch this morning For the light that the darkness has not overcome. I watch for the fire that was in the beginning and that burns still in the brilliance of the rising sun. I watch for the glow of life that gleams in the growing earth and glistens in sea and sky. I watch for your light, O…

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June 21

Summer Solstice Reflection Today is the beginning of summer. In our hemisphere, earth is becoming its ripest and most lush. It is a time of deeper connection with the four basic elements: fire, water, air and earth. The fire of the sun reaches across 93 million miles to touch our skin, warm the soil, bless the growth of plants and…

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June 20

World Refugee Day 2018 Reflection People across the globe have had to flee their home lands because of conflict or natural disaster. They are refugees. Vulnerable and in need, they are often misunderstood and maligned. Usually they have very little or nothing of their possessions and are in need of food. Refugees have had to leave their homes with nothing…

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June 19

Reflection Our culture does a pretty good job of ignoring the uniqueness and depth of each person. Pollsters see in terms of broad demographic groups. Big data counts people as if it were counting apples. Personalism is a philosophic tendency built on the infinite uniqueness and depth of each person. There is a depth, complexity and superabundance to each human…

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