Monthly Archives: May 2021

May 7

Reflection All of us are caught up in complex situations. We each have multiple responsibilities and minimal disposable time. Yet this is where we have  to live our spiritually  aware lives. Not when things get better. Not when the frenzy tapers off or ceases altogether. Not when we retire. Now. In the middle of whatever is happening, we are to

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May 6

Reflection  Faith in the broader sense is not any specific religious belief but rather an awareness that Incomprehensible Mystery is present in our lives. It is an attunement to the sacred and an openness to the possibilities of a relationship with the Holy One. The challenge to faith is not so much disbelief as indifference or resistance to God’s movement

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May 5

Reflection At this historic time, we are immersed in all the advantages and perils of our world.  We live in the tension of the now, the tension of being where we are and of still being who we are. We are normal people of our own century within the culture of a particular nation. Our beliefs as consumers, citizens, parents,

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May 4

Reflection We are hopefully looking toward the easing of restrictions as this pandemic is slowly coming under control in our area. What will we have learned when this time of common danger is behind us? Will the memory of the many acts of courage and kindness that have brought us together, of the people on whom we really depend for

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May 3

Reflection Blessings remind us that our lives are full of moments waiting to be lived fully. When we pause and offer a blessing in silence, we pay attention to life’s ordinary moments, consecrate them, and imbue them with meaning. When we join and bless a meal, we remind ourselves that it is a gift from the earth and the labor

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May 2

Reflection I am the vine. You are the branches.  John 15:1-8 In Judea, a vineyard was the symbol of a type of national identity. Often, in the Old Testament, Israel is pictured as the vine or the vineyard of God. In the eyes of its people, Israel was the true vine whose roots ran all the way back to Abraham,

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May 1

St. Joseph the Worker Reflection Joseph was not a rich man. He had to provide for his family by the work of his hands. He earned his livelihood by practicing a craft which was vital to the life of his community. Neighbors could get their necessities in his shop and he provided them by his own labor. They depended on

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