Daily Prayer

January 25

Reflection Blessing means to lay the hand upon the shoulder and say, “Despite everything you belong to God.” That is how we deal with the world that inflicts so much suffering upon us. We don’t give up, reject or despise it; we call it to love; we give it hope, we lay our hand upon it and receive God’s blessing…

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January 24

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 23

Reflection The world aches with a heart-wrenching longing for hope, for healing, for belonging, for a life-sustaining future. The most pressing moral and spiritual question of the age is—what is our relationship to the earth and how do we set it right again. What is it that needs to be done? If what we have learned from culture and its…

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January 22

Reflection Prayer is the energy of awakening to the radical presence of God.  It is the breathing of God’s Spirit in me that awakens me to the reality of my own existence.  As I awaken to my own reality, I awake to the reality of the whole of which I am part, the whole that is the universe itself. Although…

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January 21

Reflection This is a serious moment in our national history. We must be careful not to trivialize it. To act as if it is not important, to act as if it does not impinge on our lives is not to realize the issues. This is not about one person or one political viewpoint as opposed to another. It is about…

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January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr Reflection Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is regarded as one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. Drawing inspiration from his Christian faith and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, he led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States.Martin Luther King,Jr. used the power…

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January 19

Reflection The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’” John 1:29-30 In Jesus of Nazareth…one human being is wholly and irreversibly…

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January 18

Reflection How do we learn about the world, the universe? Our ancestors gathered in caves and listened to the chant of the elders. For our children the cave has been replaced by the television room and the chant of the elders by the advertisement. This is the reality night after night and season after season. Immersed in the religion of…

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January 17

Reflection None of us has all the wisdom or all the clarity needed in every situation. It is one of the values of authentic, trust- based community to provide a place for respectful discernment. Whether it be family or any other grouping, it should enable us to experience what enables us to reject our own self- importance and move toward…

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January 16

Reflection Our instilled belief that earth was created for the human species and given to us as masters for its use and abuse has been exploded by both science and theology. With the knowledge we now have, we are understanding that the living earth is sacred and we are all part of one creation. Everything that exists is a reflection…

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