Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 16

Reflection How can you, a Jew, ask me a Samaritan woman for a drink? John 4:5-4  Jesus broke through the rigid laws and prejudices of the time. He saw not a woman from a despised race but a person who had basic goodness and the potential to be a disciple. He made a simple request:” Give me a drink”. She…

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April 15

Reflection The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. 1John 2:1-5 Jesus embodied God’s will for humanity—humility, authenticity, responsibility and loving service to the Whole, now and on behalf of future generations. His ways of thinking, acting, loving and resisting evil reveal our way into a God glorifying and evolutionary robust future. Jesus…

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April 14

Reflection God’s image in us remains an ember waiting to burst into flame. We dwell in a universe of fractured relationships where the Spirit longs to breathe the Pentecost tongues of fire into full form. We are asked to see the others in our midst as they are, not as we expect or want them to be; dealing with differences…

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April 13

Reflection We have recently  spent the days of Holy Week reflecting on the last days of Jesus who chose fidelity to his mission over the safety of membership in the group.  He chose to speak the truth as he saw it rather than to deny it and acquiesce in order to save his life and reputation.  For us who consider…

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April 12

Reflection Simon Peter, Do You Love Me? John 21 We are all pained by perceived misunderstanding or betrayal. The words and actions of others often touch into our spirits and deprive us of peace. The security of our relationship is shaken. The questions of Jesus to Peter, “Do you love me?” and then “Do you love me more than these?”…

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April 11

Reflection Observing the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus. Acts 4:13-21 The apostles were men of no exceptional ability. Most of them were commonly encountered fishermen, the usual sort of people found in the neighborhood. They had no…

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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH HOST PRESIDENTIAL MASS

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH HOST PRESIDENTIAL MASS The Sisters of St. Joseph hosted a Presidential Mass on Sunday for St. Joseph’s College’s newest President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. More than 200 people, including students, faculty and staff from both of the College’s campuses,  crowded into Sacred Heart Chapel to witness the congregation’s formal introduction of Dr. Boomgaarden as the eighth…

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April 10

Reflection With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Acts 4:32 Other prophets, other messiahs, came and went in Jesus’ day. Routinely, they died violently at the hands of the pagan enemy. Their movements either died with them, sometimes literally, or transformed themselves into a new movement around a new leader. Jesus’ movement did…

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April 9

Reflection A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 A person who is steeped in God seeks the good of all, appreciates differences, builds trust, and works to guarantee the rights of all.  Unfortunately, many of the deep hatreds among peoples are justified by religious or…

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