Monthly Archives: June 2018

June 30

Reflection It may be said that we are the product of our lifelong connections, a hub of connectivity in the network that is our life.  We mediate and facilitate and communicate on many levels. We are conduits of energy for building up and tearing down and making all things new. Forming bonds and building bridges are our gifts to the…

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June 29

Reflection Forgetful of who we are, we live out of ignorance instead of wisdom, fear instead of love, and fantasy instead of reality. The more we forget that the image of God is the deepest reality within us, the less we delve into those inner depths for the gifts of God. The less we make use of the spiritual resources…

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June 28

 Reflection We do not exist for ourselves alone and it is only when we are convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others.  What do I mean by loving ourselves properly?  I mean, first of all, desiring to live, accepting life as a very great gift and a great good, not because…

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June 27

Reflection Continued growth in spirituality helps us to live aware of the presence of God throughout the day.  It draws us to live a more peaceful life where the neighbor is loved and inclinations toward violence, prejudice, and revenge are yielded to the grace of God. There is a greater understanding of our prophetic task especially as it involves participation…

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June 26

Reflection An ecological asceticism works to restore right relations between humankind and otherkind. Rather than the medieval construct of the hierarchy of being…ecological asceticism reconfigures that pyramid into a circle of life with human beings thoroughly interwoven with all other creatures, special in virtue of being conscious and free but utterly interdependent on others for their life. The prophetic response…

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June 24

Feast of John the Baptist Reflection John the Baptist was a prophet who opened the way to Jesus. John spoke to the desire for human transformation, to the idea that a relationship with God had to be based in more than membership in a specific tribe, race or nation.  It had to be lived.  “He disturbed the comfortable and comforted…

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June 23

Reflection As we weave the tapestries of our lives, we gradually begin to see our designs from a wider angle of years. No design–not in the living world–is carved in stone. We can change our designs as we wish. We are each a thread in the tapestry of our human family. Our outcome is woven of endless possibilities, because we…

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