Spirituality

January 16

Reflection                                Whatever He Says to Do, You Do It. John 2:1-11 In the gospel narrative, Mary is the first person to show by her actions that the correct response to Jesus is to unconditionally trust in his word. Jesus is the change agent that re-creates creation in God’s image changing the water of our lives into

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January 15

Reflection “We are all called to be holy. It is by living with life and offering one’s own Christian witness in our everyday occupations that we are called to become holy; and each person in the condition and in the state of life in which he finds himself. … Every state of life leads to sanctity, if lived in communion

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January 14

Reflection From our earliest conscious existence as a species,we humans have always been drawn to God. Over the centuries, we have given God many forms and many names. Christians have found God through Jesus. In this 21stt century, we know that we live in a quantum universe of constant change. We have outgrown the concept of an up or down

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January 13

Reflection Most of us live holding to the past or looking to the future with little time being focused on the now. We seldom stop long enough to be grateful for life and all that has brought us to the experience of now. Yet, this moment of life is all we can be sure we have. If we learn to

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January 12

Reflection We are living in a time desperate for visionaries both in public life and in our church. Holding on to what is comfortable and traditional might cause us to reject the promise of the not yet. Creativity requires courage. It means taking what is ordinary and presenting it from a different perspective and in a new arrangement, transforming it

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January 11

  Reflection Each of us is a little word of the Word of God, a mini-incarnation of divine love.  The journey inward requires surrender to this mystery in our lives and this means letting go of our control buttons.  It means dying to the untethered selves that occupy us daily; it means embracing the sufferings of our lives, from the

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January 10

 Reflection Christian holiness can no longer be considered a matter of individual and isolated acts of virtue.  It must also be seen as part of a great collaborative effort for spiritual and cultural renewal in society, to produce conditions in which all can work and enjoy the fruits of their labor in peace. Thomas Merton Prayer May I understand that

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January 9

Reflection In the narrative of his baptism by John, Jesus is in the waters of the Jordan in the midst of the people. By having himself baptized in the midst of the repentant people, Jesus manifested the meaning of his mission. He chose to be baptized by John. John was the prophetic voice calling people to repentance and a change

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January 8

Reflection In his preaching Jesus describes the community rooted in God’s reign.The Beatitudes provide a new vision of the world. Those who are truly blessed are named by Jesus; they are not the emperors, priests or the wealthy. Rather, they are the common people, those whom earthly success has largely passed by: the poor, the meek, the persecuted, and the

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January 7

Reflection This is a time for courage. In the midst of all that has been battering our psychic  peace, we need to express our fear of the unpredictable and share our feelings of insecurity. The fear and anger we see striking out is real. Often, the root of divisions is ignorance. People huddle in uniform groups and rail against others

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