Daily Reflections

May 23

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Reflection Counsel is the result of wisdom  offering direction. It is the gift that heals, advises and suggests, that points the way. Counsel encourages and cautions. It is practical and…

May 22

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Reflection The gift of the Spirit called understanding allows us to “penetrate to the verycore of revealed truths”. Understanding rises above natural reason which is concerned only with the things…

May 21

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Reflection Wisdom is often considered the first and most perfect gift. Through wisdom, the things of our world are judged from the vantage point of contemplation. It helps us to…

May 20

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Reflection After Pentecost we reflect on what are known as the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord. These are evidences…

May 19

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Pentecost Reflection The Spirit is simply God’s self-communication in grace, present and active everywhere, pervading the world.  This basic but profound reality bears repeating today, because so many do not…

May 18

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Reflection The concept of a deeply spiritual earth may seem strange to our western culture.  We are used to identifying the sacred with our places of worship.  The rest of…

May 17

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Reflection We have been taught that being holy means being less human when in reality it means becoming more authentically and more fully human. We’ve been taught the spiritual life…

May 16

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Reflection “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!”Numbers 21:4B-9 According to the…

May 15

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Reflection On some level we are all creators whether we want to be or not. As we live our lives, there are always people watching us, listening for clues, looking…

May 14

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Reflection Reverence for creation comes fairly easily for most people. Reverence for other people presents more of a challenge, especially if those people’s lives happen to impinge upon our own.…