Yearly Archives: 2018

January 7

 Feast of the Epiphany Reflection Though they call God by different names, all who seek God with a sincere heart are led to God. . Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. God’s truth is available to all people.  We see  God shining through our human experiences. The difference between the Christian faith and other faiths is not that

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January 6

Reflection Epiphanies tend to be private events. Most of us keep our personal experiences of the Holy to ourselves. They are impossible to communicate fully and they usually flow out of the journey of our lives. If we are attentive, we may find ourselves traveling in another direction and finding a new place. Prayer May I continue on my journey

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January 5

National Bird Day Reflection The beauty, song, and flight of birds bring color and music into our lives. We admire them in the freedom of their flight, we listen to them as they communicate across the trees, and we marvel at their domestic and parenting skills. What would earth be like without birds? Yet, these beautiful creatures are under threat

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January 4

Reflection We are united when we live in harmony with other people. Unity is not about blind adherence to political or religious opinions. It means working for a common cause within our nation and with those around the globe. Unity helps us learn to respect differences and celebrate diversity. It is about affirming commonalities. Every decision is not set in

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January 3

Reflection Living in a time that can cause us to lose heart, we need to be creative. We need to let go of the comfortable and step out into the possible. Yet this requires courage. It means reshaping the usual, taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement, transforming it into a

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January 2

Reflection The future is full of promise, Holy Mystery, if only because we discern your forces of evolution at work everywhere. Every opening daffodil, every growing child, every glimmer of human enlightenment, every bodily process of healing tells us the future is not fearsome but is full of promise. Your face is hidden, your name unknown: still we turn to

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January 1

Reflection The days and weeks to come will slowly unfold. We welcome them. It is a time for new beginnings, unexpected surprises, and the renewal of the joy of living life fully. The new year does not undo the difficulties of the year that has passed but it does generate a new sense of hope. God’s abiding presence will be

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