Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 25

Reflection “When I was the last man to walk on the moon in December 1972, I stood in the blue darkness and looked in awe at the earth from the lunar surface.  What I saw was almost too beautiful to grasp.  There was too much logic, too much purpose—it was just too beautiful to have happened by accident. It doesn’t…

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October 24

Reflection Master, I want to see. Mark 10:46 – 52   “I want to see.” We all have blind spots that paralyze and confuse us. Sometimes they are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. The blind man had the unique experience of hearing Jesus was near. He took a risk and he was rewarded with sight. How…

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October 23

Reflection One of the problems of our time is that truth has become destabilized. Situations that are obviously one way are sworn to be the opposite. Lies are repeated and made to sound like truth. Facts are relative. The courage to speak honestly is rarely seen. It is disturbing. Speech is a powerful gift. We can inspire, offer compassion, share…

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October 22

Reflection There is a deep personal conversion needed in leaders and peoples if we are to learn to live in harmony with each other, with all other beings with whom we share this planet, and with the planet itself. There is a vast transformation of consciousness necessary if we are to translate our words and inspiring rhetoric into action. The…

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October 21

Reflection Do not limit your children to your own learning, for they have been born in another age. Jewish Proverb It is interesting to see that the children of the world are uniting to demand action on climate change, and the children of this country are the ones who are asking for action on gun control. Those of us who…

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October 20

Reflection We forget that we are all called to be one if we wrap Christianity around ourselves and dismiss other paths to seeking God. It is a viewpoint that forgets that religion is not God but a way of worshipping God. It forgets that religions have evolved through history into what they are at the present time. The public hostilities…

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October 18

  Reflection Jesus made it clear that his followers were to be compassionate and inclusive. All were part of his community; no one was left outside his circle.    To be absorbed in our own safety, needs and comfort while others suffer is not only selfish and self- absorbed but an affront to the Christ whom we claim to follow. Biased…

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October 17

Reflection Their great ones make their authority over them felt.  But it shall not be so among you.  Mark10:42-45 Jesus’ response to the self-important requests of his disciples is to remind them of the difference between his followers and the existing culture. His disciples are called to be those who are willing to serve not rule over others.  They are…

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October 17

Reflection Their great ones make their authority over them felt.  But it shall not be so among you.  Mark10:42-45   Jesus’ response to the self-important requests of his disciples is to remind them of the difference between his followers and the existing culkture.. His disciples are called to be those who are willing to serve not rule over others.  They…

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