Daily Prayer

September 22

Reflection No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  Luke 16:13 As persons, we have an internal unity.  Who we are and what we believe infuses what we do. We cannot really separate our visible choices or words from what…

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September 21

 International Day of Peace Reflection  The theme for International Day of Peace 2019 is Climate Action for Peace. The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts,…

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September 20

Reflection Young people have led climate strikes around the world. They are asking us to walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the near future. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades but there has been no substantia change.…

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September 19

Reflection When we form a Christian community we come together not because of similar experiences, knowledge, color, problems or sex but because we have been called by the same Lord. Only God enables us to cross the many bridges that separate us; only God allows us to recognize one another as the members of the same human family; and only…

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September 18

Reflection Caught up in our lives of activity we often miss the truly significant moments. We do not pay attention. Lacking awareness, we live in a jumble of experiences without a grasp on their significance. Sometimes we live in a whirl of distractions, sometimes nothing really registers on us and we feel drained of energy; sometimes everything registers and we…

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September 17

Feast of Hildegarde of Bingen Reflection The fact that she was a woman living in the twelfth century was no serious hindrance to Hildegard von Bingen. She was a German Benedictine abbess, composer, healer and author, and one of the first female composers whose works are still intact. In an era where few women were allowed or able to read…

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September 15

Reflection Depending on its usage, the word prodigal can have two meanings. It can signify being recklessly wasteful, profligate and imprudent or it can denote providing lavishly, giving with generosity and sharing abundantly. In the parable we see this juxtaposition in the relationship between the father and son. The key to their union is repentance received in love. It is…

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September 14

Reflection  Often, without any critical analysis, misinformation is accepted as truth and closed mindedness resists informed dialogue. Bias and violence seem to be replacing any attempt at resolving differences through civil exchange of viewpoints and ideas. Ridicule is substituted for listening to differences. This is not only seen in the political and national sphere but also from people who flaunt…

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September 13

Reflection Spirituality is for the hatching of the heart. Whatever helps to open our hearts to the reality of the sacred is what we should be engaged in. This awareness leads to an image of the Christian life very different from the one with which I grew up. The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge.…

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