Monthly Archives: July 2021

July 26

Reflection Far too many people in today’s world seem intent on defining what they believe everyone must have faith in as if they alone had captured The Truth. If God is truly holy, then taking off our shoes and bending in awe might be a better response than looking from side to side to take inventory of who’s there and…

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July 11

 Reflection He instructed them to take nothing for the journey. Mark 6:8 All traditions have the story of a call. It may come from within or without but it beckons one to set out on a journey. Whether it is an actual movement to another place or an inner movement to a personal transformation, there is the metaphor of a…

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July 10

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. Justice and mercy are the works of our hands. They never told us it would be like this: that we were vessels of the Great One called to create, called…

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July 9

 Reflection Young children question the “why” of reality. They question and their imaginations supersede logical thought. Their most clear learning seems to come from images and stories. Perhaps through questioning the why of reality and imagining alternate realities, we can recapture the curiosity of childhood. Why is there violence?  Why is there greed? Why is there hatred?  Why are people suffering? What is the cause…

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July 8

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 7

Reflection Spiritual journey is a name used by many different religions to mean the natural progression of persons as they grow in their understanding of God, the world, and themselves. It is an intentional choice to grow deeper in knowledge and wisdom. Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints,…

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July 6

Reflection  The universe is energized by the outpouring of Love. 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. The creative act makes us all one. That there are sometimes…

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July 2

Reflection Steeped in our traditional belief system, we forget that the ancient writers of scripture interpreted their experience of God and creation from a patriarchal world view that still believed the earth was flat. The narratives they wrote were based on an understanding of the world they knew then. Now we are living with a new understanding of our origins…

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July 1

Reflection When you are interiorly free you call others to freedom whether you know it or not. Freedom attracts wherever it appears. A free man or a free woman creates a space where others feel safe and want to dwell. Our world is so full of conditions, demands, requirements, and obligations that we often wonder what is expected of us.…

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