Daily Prayer

September 20

 Reflection Are you envious because I am generous? Matthew 20:1-16 Envy cannot recognize the gifts of others and denies them respect. It cannot see clearly; its vision is blurred. This attitude cannot be part of us as those who profess to follow Jesus. To move beyond this, we need to see that life is  not about entitlement, to realize that…

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September 19

Reflection At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both the human environment’ and the natural environment. To embrace our role as stewards of God’s creation, we must employ…

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September 18

 Rosh Hashanah Reflection Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, marks the beginning of ten days of soul searching and repentance. The themes of the High Holy Days are meant to create a sensitivity and appreciation for the precious significance of everyday existence. For all of us, focusing on human mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon…

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September 17

Reflection The only truths which serve as the operating systems of our souls are love, compassion, kindness, grace, empathy, acceptance. The darkness we face as the human race right now, is a result of our planet and our souls evolving out of fear, and into love. It’s hard to imagine that the world will return to operating the way we…

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September 16

Reflection Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations and concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate  beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that…

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September 15

Reflection The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals to extinction but directly causing animal viruses to spread to humans. In response our leaders are using the images of conflict: “We…

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September 13

Reflection   “Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?” Jesus answered, “Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22 The concept of forgiveness is often misused to mean that we would let bad things be done to us or to expect others to forgive us when we continue…

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September 12

Reflection When weather events are threatening, we abruptly realize the distortion of our climate. But, every day we are dependent on Earth not only for our bodily survival but also for the renewal of our spirits. We have a deep connection with Earth. Even if we live in the city our human bond with Earth requires a piece of green,…

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September 11

Reflection On this anniversary of that tragic day, we remember how we were united in shock and pain. There were no divisions then. We did not ask what race, what religion, what political party, or what country of origin  the dead were. We did not submerge our compassion for their husbands, wives, partners or children. Americans had been attacked; Americans…

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