Monthly Archives: January 2022

January 21

Reflection “The sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy…You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian.  You cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25. It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or

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January20

Reflection Wisdom is not merely how to live, but how to live together. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. “Fear” in the sense of awe, reverence, respect and; acknowledgement that God is God and creation requires that we live in harmony. What is the wisdom that should be reflected in the lives of a Christian people?

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January 19

Reflection True hope is rooted in a Reality beyond ego and illusion. Hope that rises in our hearts is like a buoyant bubble of champagne; for some, it brings tears of relief, while others, may sense a new way to the future that will bring healing to us — personally, communally, nationally, globally — to all of Creation. Hope recognizes

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January 18

Reflection Spirituality represents the most profound dimension of universal human experience. Spirituality arises from an awareness of one’s part in the Whole and from the intuition that every human being and the whole universe itself are sustained and infused by a powerful and loving force, the Abyss of all energy, the source of all being. One can sense the mysterious

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January 17

  Reflection Martin Luther King, Jr. used the power of nonviolent resistance to try to achieve the seemingly-impossible goal of achieving legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. He also led campaigns against poverty and international conflict, always maintaining fidelity to his principles that men and women everywhere, regardless of color or creed, are equal members of the human

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January 16

Reflection                                Whatever He Says to Do, You Do It. John 2:1-11 In the gospel narrative, Mary is the first person to show by her actions that the correct response to Jesus is to unconditionally trust in his word. Jesus is the change agent that re-creates creation in God’s image changing the water of our lives into

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January 15

Reflection “We are all called to be holy. It is by living with life and offering one’s own Christian witness in our everyday occupations that we are called to become holy; and each person in the condition and in the state of life in which he finds himself. … Every state of life leads to sanctity, if lived in communion

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January 14

Reflection From our earliest conscious existence as a species,we humans have always been drawn to God. Over the centuries, we have given God many forms and many names. Christians have found God through Jesus. In this 21stt century, we know that we live in a quantum universe of constant change. We have outgrown the concept of an up or down

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January 13

Reflection Most of us live holding to the past or looking to the future with little time being focused on the now. We seldom stop long enough to be grateful for life and all that has brought us to the experience of now. Yet, this moment of life is all we can be sure we have. If we learn to

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January 12

Reflection We are living in a time desperate for visionaries both in public life and in our church. Holding on to what is comfortable and traditional might cause us to reject the promise of the not yet. Creativity requires courage. It means taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement, transforming it

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