Yearly Archives: 2020

August 14

Reflection Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It is the one common link that every human has in God to every other person who has ever lived. It bonds us and binds us together. The love that we are called to share for one another as Christians is a love that does not fail.  “Love…

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August 13

Reflection Who do you say that I am ? Matthew 16:13-19 It is a compelling question. We all ask it. You say that you love me but do you really know who I am?  It goes to the heart of relationship; it goes to the heart of our understanding of ourselves; it goes to the heart of how we lead…

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August 12

Reflection We have been baptized and we call ourselves Christian, yet how do we reflect the message of the Christ we claim to follow? Christ saw situations as they were and was not afraid to speak the truth. He knew what it was to be poor and homeless and so he had a compassionate welcoming heart. He did not despise…

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August 11

Reflection One of the attitudes that often seems absent in our present culture is reverence.  Reverence has been defined as the virtue that keeps human beings from trying to act like gods.  It implies humility in the face of both profound experiences and the experiences of daily living. This attitude underlies civility and respect for others. It enables us to…

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August 10

Reflection Everything we need for growing into a full, rich relationship with God is already available in our lives.  We need to pray, stay open, and not become discouraged.  A spiritual journey is not a competitive event; we can all be on a spiritual quest.  God comes to each of us in the native language of our soul.  Gradually the…

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August 9

Reflection Take heart, it is I. Do not be afraid. Matthew 14:22-23  In this narrative, It is night and the apostles are in a boat alone at sea. Jesus comes to them walking on the water and they are terrified. The sea is an image which reverberates with rich resonances of meaning in the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew word for…

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August 8

Reflection When we look at the life of Jesus, we see him involved in a ministry of compassion. We see him relating from the heart to the needs around him. What does this sense of compassion offer? Compassion urges us to reach out in love to those who are in need. The most significant result of compassion is that it alleviates…

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August 7

Reflection The picture of Jesus we find in the early Christian scriptures can be a model for us no matter what our particular faith tradition or philosophy. There we read about the life and teachings of one who saw and honored God in all things, boldly lived his truth, loved more broadly and deeply than his contemporaries, nonviolently challenged the…

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August 6

Reflection Spirituality, though sometimes relegated to religion, represents rather the most profound dimension of universal human experience.  Spirituality arises from awareness of one’s part in the Whole and from the intuition that every being and the whole universe itself are sustained and infused by a powerful loving force, the Abyss of all energy, the source of all being.  One can…

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