Monthly Archives: April 2022

April 30

Reflection There is one divine source, whom many of us call God, with as many images and names that humanity can handle, with a love large enough to encompass everything that has been or will be created, and with enough avenues and paths to accommodate us all. The more multifaceted our awareness, the better we understand that we simply cannot

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April 29

Reflection We have recently spent the days of Holy Week reflecting on the last days of Jesus who chose fidelity to his mission over the safety of membership in the group.  He chose to live the truth as he saw it rather than to deny it and acquiesce in order to save his life and reputation.  For us who consider

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April 28

 Reflection  Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. John 20:19-31 Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the God who is within, who sustains us, who is the unconditional gift of life and of love. God’s presence is the source of all being, of our being. That will not

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April 27

Reflection One knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all, for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.  A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer

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April 26

Reflection The heart sees a pattern of unity among all things. It reaches below the surface to find love that is visible everywhere.  All living beings come from the power of Love and are expressions of love.  In our universe, all is one, all is connected.  The shelter and nourishment given by trees and plants is a love offering.  The

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April 25

Reflection Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? Luke 24:13-35 That presence of the risen Christ was so real, so powerful that it changed everything for them, and even sent those who fled Jerusalem in fear back to share this incredible good news:  the crucifixion had failed,

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April 24

Reflection On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,“Shalom. John 20:19-31 The locked places of our lives are always more about what is going on inside of us than around us. The disciples

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April 23

Reflection There is a profound Mystery at work in the natural world. The living, pulsing community of this living planet is constantly speaking its message. If we pause, and look, and listen, the Sacred is being revealed always and everywhere.   No cathedral of stone has the same ability to reflect Holy Mystery. No choir sings God’s praise like the sounds

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April 22

Earth Day Reflection Our care for this earth is a sacred act. We honor and show our love for God by treating God’s creation, and all creatures, as precious and holy. On this Earth Day we pause and consider this responsibility. Planetary abuse is not a future problem but a present reality that we are facing. As we witness the

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April 21

Reflection When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it. And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? Are we truly cultivating and

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