Monthly Archives: July 2020

July16

Reflection Only when we see ourselves, humans, as part of creation rather than as the crown of creation, will we ever be able to come anywhere close to really grasping the greatness of God and God’s gifts to us. Only then will we begin to see the face of God everywhere. Only then will we begin to understand that we

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July 15

Reflection One of the reasons that America is so angry right now is that there is so much dehumanization…In this moment, some people seem eager even to dehumanize themselves by reducing themselves to a simple label and making politics their one identity. Personalism is about constructing systems where the whole person is seen and cultivated — schools where a child

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July 14

Reflection “The need for courageous leaders has never been greater. We simply ask that all refrain from language that disrespects, dehumanizes, or demonizes another. All are created in God’s image and are worthy of respect. We ask that all who seek to influence public opinion, all who hope to serve this nation as leaders, be always mindful of the common

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July 13

Reflection The universe is energized by the outpouring of Love. The creative act makes us all one. Love of God, neighbor and self are in the make-up of our very beings. With the gift of life we all begin to journey within that creative love. We are empowered to be conduits of Love on this earth. That there are sometimes factors which

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July 12

Reflection A sower went out to sow. and as he sowed, some seed fell on the path… Some fell on rocky ground…some seed fell among thorns… some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. Matthew 13:1-9 It is not difficult to find contemporary examples of the various responses to the word depicted in Jesus’ parable. Having the word choked out

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July 11

Reflection These past months we seem to have gone from one national crisis to another. There has been little time to absorb one incident when another happens. We ask ourselves, “What are we becoming?” We grieve. We are filled with sadness and anger. We want it to stop. Will these events shock us into changing? Can we achieve a national

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“A Conversation with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Their Work in the Selma Civil Rights Movement.”

Members of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY and Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester gathered this month for St. Joseph College’s live Zoom presentation of “A Conversation with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Their Work in the Selma Civil Rights Movement.” The Sisters shared compelling memories of their experiences working in and around Selma, Alabama during the

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July 10

Reflection I set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life then, so that you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 Life is not meant to be rigid or stagnant. It is ever changing, ever moving, ever evolving into new expressions. To be in a state of permanent changelessness and the ceasing of vital mental activity

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July 9

  Reflection Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning Silently meditate on the vastness of the universe, the  majesty of the ocean, the  power of natural forces the grace and beauty of animals and plants and the connection we each have  within this one creation. Prayer “How wonderful, O God, are the

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July 8

Reflection It takes a long time for us to allow God to be who God really is. Our natural egocentricity wants to make God into who we want God to be. The role of prophets and good theology is to keep people free for God and to keep God free for people. While there are some “pure of heart” people who come to

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