Monthly Archives: June 2021

June 30

Reflection Stillness is not part of ordinary life in our society. We are always doing, going, rushing or talking. Cell phones are our constant connection with life outside of ourselves. We are not used to quiet or time for our own thinking, Yet, stillness is part of the awareness of the presence of the Sacred which we call prayer. It…

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June 29

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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June 28

 Reflection Love, once given, is not something that is ours to recall or to revoke; it remains what it always has been- a gift of God. Love is something that brings us into relationship with each other. It bonds us and binds us together. Love is our single true and ever-lasting communion in the One from whom life has come.…

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June 27

Reflection If I can just touch his clothes, I shall be saved. Mark 5: 25-28   Sickness is the Great Interrupter of life. It enters without knocking, thwarting all plans, mocking the idea of certainty, and diminishing hope for the future. It intrudes like a burglar into our home, touching every part of life. In this story a woman in…

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June 26

Reflection What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, and for all that exists.  By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person’s heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see…

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June 25

Reflection Every Gospel story is an invitation to conversion. Christianity should have a humanizing influence upon those who claim to espouse its teachings and follow Jesus. The way we treat people is a good measure of the depth of our commitment. Jesus treated others with respect. He valued them as individuals and cared for them as persons.  Nowhere is it…

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June 24

Reflection A religious imaginary is how we imagine or envision God, humanity and planetary life. To change the religious imaginary is to change the way we tell the story about religion, including its beliefs and practices. The new science, with evolution and quantum physics as the primary pillars, has evoked a new religious consciousness of interrelatedness, a new sense of…

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June 23

Reflection Recreation is the act of stretching the soul. When we stop the race to nowhere, when we get off the carousel of productivity long enough to finally recognize that it is going in a circle, we reclaim a piece of our own humanity. We must ask ourselves whether what we are doing with our lives and the way we…

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June 22

Summer Solstice Reflection Yesterday was the beginning of summer in our hemisphere. Earth is becoming its ripest and most lush.  We are in a time of deeper connection with the four basic elements: fire, water, air and earth. The fire of the sun reaches across 93 million miles to touch our skin, warm the soil, bless the growth of plants…

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June 21

Reflection The basis of Christian community as the legacy of Jesus is inclusion and acceptance. During his lifetime this was evident in his practice of meal fellowship. Jesus was well known and also criticized for his inclusive meals. Whether it was the feeding of 5000 or a normal dinner everyone was welcome. There were no requirements for participation. His critics…

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