Monthly Archives: May 2018

May 31

Reflection Respect is essential to all the world’s religions and is universally seen as a building block to a more human and humane world. The term respect comes from the Latin word respicere, which means the willingness to look again, take a second look rather than remain stuck in a particular view. There are many who claim that we are leaking…

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May 30

 Reflection The world envisions peace as the absence of war.  Jesus’ vision of shalom is far more embracing than that-. The shalom of Jesus reaches into the very nature of God’s bond with creation, with our human nature and the nature of the universe.  It is a vision of a reconciled world, a world of order where there is justice, harmony, and…

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May 29

Reflection When situations became blatantly contrary to his values, Jesus expressed his outrage. He called the religious leaders “whited sepulchers” and Herod a “fox”. He threw the buyers and sellers out of the temple. In the face of clear injustices, he did not remain passive or continue to live comfortably. We are they who claim to believe in his values.…

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May 28

Memorial Day Reflection On this Memorial Day Grant peace to the souls Of all those soldiers who died in war. We remember the tears and grief of their families, The pain of mother, wives, husbands and children Who lost precious loved ones. To build a meaningful memorial to them, We ask God to give us all the will To work…

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May 27

  Trinity Sunday Reflection The essential nature of God is about relatedness and the capacity to relate, and the propensity and power to relate is, in fact, the very essence of God. God becomes meaningful in the very process of relating. God’s revelation or self-disclosure is, in essence, an invitation to mutuality. In the plain but profound language of the…

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May 26

  Reflection We live out the two great commandments not because they are commandments but because of our belief in the loving Spirit of God. The person who lives in the spirit of true piety does not live by pious platitudes and superficial practices but in the firm conviction that God is the bedrock of her/his life. Piety reverences our…

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May 25

Reflection At some point point in our spiritual development, we become reluctant to act in ways contrary to the spirit of God out of fear. We want to act in an awe that is joyful rather than frightening. It gives us a sense of the greatness of God and sparks in us a sense of amazement. When we realize how…

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May 24

Reflection The distinctions that we make in our human relationships do not apply when we put them in the eyes of God. We divide one another by race, skin color, nationality, and language. In God’s view all people are one. We divide one another socially, ethnically, educationally and economically. In God’s vision it does not matter whether we are rich…

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May 23

Reflection Real power is about presence. It’s the energy of knowing that you are who you are, and therefore speaking and acting from your authentic self. It doesn’t matter what your work is, it is your presence that’s the power. It’s not power over anybody else. It’s just the expression of who you are. Love is the real power. It’s…

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MAY 22

Reflection To be inspired in the Bible and in early Christianity was to be an open channel for the Holy Spirit- God breathing through you. We all have moments when we feel inspired. When the solution to some problem is given to us, when we are “on”, those moments when we can do no wrong, the wind has caught us…

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