Monthly Archives: May 2018

May 7

Reflection Taking care of a plant nurtures the plant, but it may nurture us more. Appreciating others, we come to feel more interconnection and belonging. Nurturing the earth reminds us that everything we do matters and makes a difference. Celebrating what we already have helps us feel content and replete. And so, the more we live with appreciation for the gifts of…

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May 6

Reflection “Love each other as I have loved you!” Jesus did not make any exceptions to this central directive; he did not allow prejudices, bigotry, intolerances and hatred to be built into it. He simply stated his expectation. Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. Love is our single…

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May 5

Reflection A sense of community is the feeling of relationship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. It may be a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common but it does not have to be. The more important thing is that they have a common goal and…

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May 4

Reflection Sometimes nothing really registers on our consciousness and we feel drained of energy. Sometimes we live in a whirl of distractions, everything registers, and we don’t know what to do with it. We can’t focus and we feel scattered and stressed. Because we are caught up in activity, we do not pay attention to the people and events around…

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May 3

Reflection Our service serves us as well as others. It strengthens us. Over time we burn out. Service is renewing. When we serve, our work itself sustains us. Service rests on the basic premise that the nature of life is sacred, that life is sacred, that life is a holy mystery which has an unknown purpose. When we serve, we…

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May 2

Reflection The act of thanking God turns an everyday occurrence into something holy. When we pause and offer a blessing in silence, we pay attention to life’s ordinary moments, consecrate them, and imbue them with meaning. When we join and bless a meal, we remind ourselves that it is a gift from the earth and the labor of others. When…

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May 1

St. Joseph the Worker Reflection Joseph had to provide for his family by the work of his hands and the creativity of his spirit.. Joseph was not a rich man. He was a craftsman.  He lived his life in the service of his community. The material with which he worked was without form, shape or utility until his creative vision…

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