Yearly Archives: 2020

May 30

Reflection We who are alive today are creating tomorrow with our thoughts and words. We are shaping ourselves and our cultures by what we do and fail to do. Let us sing out that the heaven we sought is within and around us. That wherever we look, We find the Holy One looking back. And let us not lose heart…

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May 29

UN Day of International Peacekeepers Reflection There is a desire for peace in the hearts of all people. In wars it is not the leaders or deciders for war that suffer. It is the innocents, the men and women who are called to the military, the women and children who are caught in the violence and destruction of war. War…

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May 28

Reflection Before Jesus left them, the disciples were asked to change their life style through a change of heart.  This would happen through his promise of the Spirit who would fill their lives.  As we anticipate Pentecost, we reflect on what that means. Are we asking for a change of heart, a re-creation, a re-direction to see all things united…

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May 27

Reflection Respect is essential to all the world’s religions and is universally seen as a building block to a more human and humane world. The term respect comes from the Latin word respicere, which means the willingness to look again, take a second look rather than remain stuck in a particular view. There are many who claim that we are leaking…

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May 26

Reflection The world envisions peace as the absence of war.  Jesus’ vision of peace is far more embracing than that. The shalom of Jesus reaches into the very nature of God’s bond with creation, with our human nature and the nature of the universe.  It is a vision of a reconciled world, a world of order where there is justice, harmony, and…

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May 25

Memorial Day Reflection On this Memorial Day Grant peace to the souls Of all those soldiers who died in war. We remember the tears and grief of their families, The pain of mother, wives, husbands and children Who lost precious loved ones. To build a meaningful memorial to them, We ask God to give us all the will To work…

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May 24

Laudato Si Week World Day of Prayer To celebrate and recognize our continued call to care for creation the global church has been invited to participate in a world day of solidarity and prayer on Sunday, May 24, at 12:00 pm.  If you participate, you may wish to use the prayer below alone or with a group. Opening Prayer O…

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May 23

Reflection When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it. And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? Are we truly cultivating and…

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May 22

 International Day of Biologic Diversity  Reflection Everything that lives in an ecosystem is part of the web of life, including humans. Each species of vegetation and each creature has a place on the earth and plays a vital role in the circle of life. Plant, animal, and insect species interact and depend upon one another for what each offers, such…

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