Monthly Archives: June 2019

June 30

Reflection  If we answer the call to discipleship where will it lead us? What decisions will it demand? Christianity is a challenge. There are certain demands that are part of a being disciple of Jesus.  While some of these demands are the same for everyone some are specific for particular individuals. The challenge for each of us is to be realistic…

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June 29

Reflection The fruit of prayer is silence, the fruit of silence is faith, the fruit of faith is hope, and the fruit of hope is love, unity and peace. Mother Teresa Prayer Lord, teach us to pray Action What is my concept of prayer?  How do I prepare my heart for the inbreaking of God? Suggested Reading Be constant in…

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June 28

Reflection What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, and for all that exists.  By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person’s heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see…

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June 27

Reflection The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong.  The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness.  Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from…

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June 26

Reflection Last week I was at a church service I do not usually attend. The service began with a welcoming ritual, the leader alternating with the congregation. I was moved as I listened to the simple statements and the response. They so reflected “Love one another as I have loved you.” I thought,” Jesus, who was criticized for his inclusive…

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June 25

Reflection Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and for centuries mystics have understood the transformative potential of divine love. Love draws us back to love, love uncovers love, love makes us whole and love takes us home. In the depths of the soul we are loved by God. This is the deepest secret of being human, the…

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June 24

Feast of John the Baptist Reflection John the Baptist opened the way to Jesus. He 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 the disturbed”.  His rite…

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June 23

Feast of Corpus Christi Reflection In his lifetime Jesus used the meal as the primary symbol of inclusion and acceptance. His shared meals with ‘sinners, outcasts, and tax collectors” demonstrated that God’s reign had begun and that it offered inclusion and love to all.  We have come to focus on Jesus’ last supper with his friends in our celebration of…

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June 22

Reflection Personalism is a philosophic tendency built on the infinite uniqueness and depth of each person. There is a depth, complexity and superabundance to each human personality that gives each person unique, infinite dignity. Despite what the achievement culture teaches, that dignity does not depend on what you do, how successful you are or whether your school calls you gifted.…

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June 21

Summer Solstice Reflection God of all Seasons, it is summer.  We come to the beginning of a new season, a holy time and a sacred place in our journey of life.  We give thanks for the light of the sun. It warms our earth, nourishes its plants and provides all living things with food. May the rays of your sun…

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