Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 5

Reflection Once in a while we pause and reflect on our lives. Meditative and removed from our usual preoccupations we see ourselves as moving through a stream of days and years that have brought us to now. Who we were born evolved from an amazing interaction of hereditary threads. Who we are presently has evolved from a seamless circle of

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November 4

Reflection Life requires courage. Whenever we confront a difficult, frightening, painful or disturbing experience in which we are challenged or pushed to the limit, when we feel threatened and vulnerable, we either find the courage to face and defeat fear or face being defeated by it. When our first instinctive reaction is to flee, courage is the strength or resolve

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November 3

Reflection Prejudice seems to be as old as the human race and it is based in all sorts of biases. The expectation that all followers of Christ love one another seems idealistic and unreal especially when we must relate to someone whom, in our estimation, is unlovable. Yet Jesus did not say,”You must be fond of one another” or “You

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November 2

All Souls Day Reflection Today we pause to remember our beloved dead and to celebrate their memories. It is important for us to consciously remember our loved ones who have died. It brings their lives back into the context of our daily experience and reminds us of our belief that dying is not the end. Remembrance of those who have

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November 1

All  Saints Day Reflection All Saints Day has a message for us. It challenges us to dare to be more. The truth about the saints, something we easily forget, is that they were just like us. Flesh and blood, strength and weakness.  They were people of appetites and longings, ambitions and disappointments, vanities and eccentricities. They were exactly like the rest

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