Daily Prayer

February 21

Reflection By ceasing to make our individual differences a basis for competition and by recognizing these differences as potential contributions to life together, we begin to hear the call to community. In and through Christ, people of different lifestyles, from different races and classes, with different languages and education, can join together and witness to God’s compassionate presence in our…

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February 20

Reflection We don’t just have a sociological problem; we have a moral problem. We all create a shared moral ecology through the daily decisions of our lives. When we stereotype, abuse, impugn motives and lie about each other, we’ve ripped the social fabric and encouraged more ugliness. When we love across boundaries, listen patiently, see deeply and make someone feel…

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February 19

Reflection Each one of us gives a unique, personal expression to the reality we call God. Every one of us is permeated with God’s presence. Why are we locked into a spirituality that looks for God in the heavens in preference to a spirituality that focuses on God within and among us? Our spirituality needs to articulate more clearly the…

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February 18

Reflection Today our country is celebrating President’s Day.  With our country so divided politically we look for leaders who set the common good above their party divisions and personal ambitions, and who set an example for others. We need leaders with wisdom and strength to unite the members of government in a common purpose. We need those who can consider…

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February 17

Reflection The Beatitudes form the basis of all of Jesus’ teaching to the disciples. The Hebrew word “blessing” denotes an inner state, not an outward appearance.  Being blessed means needing less, begin satisfied with the goodness of each day, and being filled with justice and compassion. “Jesus’ mission of renewal called for an inner spirituality of surrender, prayer, mercy and compassion.…

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February 16

Reflection Sometimes suddenly in the midst of people we feel a sense of incredible aloneness. Yet, in the solitude of nature there often comes a sense of peace and connection. It can be as simple as working in a garden, walking on the beach, or strolling through a wooded park. There comes a feeling that we are not alone. We…

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February 14

Valentine Day Reflection Love cannot be adequately explained in words.  Its true meaning is not easily achievable, yet, it needs to be expressed. We all need love for a completely fulfilling life. It is the willingness to open oneself to see, appreciate and respect the true value of another, a willingness to take on the joys and sufferings of being…

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February 13

Reflection The “sacred” is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is. When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary…

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