Monthly Archives: October 2018

October 31

Halloween Reflection Halloween reminds us that though we can behold eternity in the dark vault of the sky, we are not eternal.  In embracing the darkness, in celebrating death and the monsters of the night, it also commands us to build a common fire at a communal harvest, to pause in our hurry, mark with joy the passing of the…

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October 30

Reflection “We know Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person, a human being who lived his convictions even to the point of death. He bore witness in his time and context to a God of compassion and unconditional forgiveness. He healed and exorcised. He rejected violence and included public outcasts in his table-fellowship. He stood…for a domination free order. As…

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October 29

Reflection Gratitude and materialism offer different stories about what we need in order  to feel secure. With materialism security is based on having the right things. We know what these right things are by keeping an eye on our neighbors and on current fashions. Gratitude pulls us out of this rat race. It shifts our focus from what’s missing to…

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October 28

Reflection “Master, I want to see.” Mark 10:46 – 52 The simple sincerity of that request holds all the suffering and longing of his life. “I want to see.” How does that echo in the spiritual quest of each of us? We all have blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not…

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October 27

Reflection There is a vast transformation of consciousness necessary if we are to translate our words and inspiring rhetoric into action. There is a deep personal conversion needed in leaders and peoples if we are to learn to live in harmony with each other, with all other beings with whom we share this planet, and with the planet itself. The…

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October 26

Reflection Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for us to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. We must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King,Jr, Nobel Prize acceptance speech…

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October 25

Reflection Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. It allows the other to be the other. It puts no barriers where life should be. It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be something other than what they are. It simply opens its arms to hold the weary and opens its heart to hear the broken…

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October 24

Global Oneness Day Reflection   Global Oneness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating our Oneness with the Divine, each other and all of Life. In the late 1960′s the first photographs of the Earth seen from space powerfully impacted humanity’s perception of the world. We realized that all life on our beautiful blue planet was deeply connected. Oneness represents…

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October 23

Reflection Let your light shine before others. Matthew 5:16 There are some people whose lives are so bright that they light up the world’s stage. We admire them; they inspire us.  We call them heroes or saints. Yet, it is those people who are close to us whose light or darkness has the greatest impact on our lives—family, friends, neighbors,…

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October 22

Reflection “When I was the last man to walk on the moon in December 1972, I stood in the blue darkness and looked in awe at the earth from the lunar surface.  What I saw was almost too beautiful to grasp.  There was too much logic, too much purpose—it was just too beautiful to have happened by accident. It doesn’t…

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