Author page: Clara Santoro

May 21

Reflection At heart, giving a blessing is really quite simple. We innately know how to do it, precisely because it comes from the heart, from a sense of caring and helpfulness. Every time you create safety and reassurance where before there was fear, you are giving a blessing. Every time you perform an act of kindness, providing money where there…

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May 20

Reflection On the surface of the Earth exactly now there is war and violence and everything looks horrible.  But, simultaneously, something quiet, calm and hidden is happening and certain people are being called by a higher light. A quiet revolution is settling from the inside out.  From bottom to top. It is a global operation. A spiritual conspiracy. There are…

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May 19

Reflection When the Bible talks about love it primarily means it means commitment, a love that keeps on loving. It is not warm feelings that Jesus is demanding of us. It is stubborn, unwavering commitment. To love one another doesn’t mean we must feel affection for them. It means a commitment on our part to take their needs seriously. This…

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May 18

Reflection The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To become alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence. Thomas Berry Prayer May I reverence the sacred community of life. Action Reflect on Thomas Berry’s words. Make time to reunite…

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May 17

Endangered Species Day Reflection Each species no matter how small has an important role to play in the larger life community. The ecosystems of which each is a part took eons to develop. Animals and plants cannot speak for themselves, protecting them is our responsibility. They are worthy of moral consideration and have an intrinsic value separate from any value…

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May 16

Reflection “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.” Maturity and deepened spirituality come incrementally. We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The Spirit within us urges us forward. We are always in the process of becoming.  The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in…

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May 15

Reflection Daily we are inundated with situations which get their moment on news channels and then are accepted with a sigh …another shooting of innocent school children… another reversal of policies to address climate change… more corrupt self-interested politicians…money poured in to control elections …blatant lies promoted as facts…  refusal to support programs that  ease poverty…and so on.  When situations…

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May 14

Reflection The risen Jesus greeted those to whom he appeared with the words “Peace be with you.” They were fearful and not at peace, yet the experience of Jesus filled them with gratitude and joy. The peace which Jesus gives and to which we are called is the vision of a reconciled world, a world of order where there is justice,…

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May 13

Reflection The early church is not described as an institution or a building but as a“community of believers”. They were “one in mind and heart” and “shared everything they had. It was not perfect as we can read in scripture, but it was a community of believers who gathered to pray and to help one another live the inclusive love…

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May 12

Mother’s Day Reflection Motherhood is the selfless giving of oneself in order to bring forth, nurture and sustain the life of another. There is an unconditional quality to the love of a true mother. She makes space in her own life for others. Motherhood challenges one to love and to teach her children without domination and to be a harbor…

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