August 14

Reflection

Jesus inspired his disciples with the courage, faith and love to go into all the world and share the good news. Today we share in this same mission. We need courage to cross the barriers of religion, politics, and language and speak the good news, love to speak in the language of other cultures, to listen to their needs and act generously. We need integrity that through our lives people may understand the message of hope brought through the words of Jesus.

Prayer

May I live out the message of the Gospel.

Action

What can I do to celebrate the good news within my circle of friends, family and colleagues? In what ways can I articulate the message with or without words? How can I live in hope?

Suggested Reading

Pay attention, come to me,
Listen, listen and your soul will live.
Isaiah 55:3

I tell you most solemnly, whoever listens to my words
and believes in the one who sent me, has eternal life.
John 5:24

Within each of us lies a power greater than anything we will ever have to face.
Sometimes it reveals itself as a great force–at other times, as a deep, unfolding stillness. For centuries it’s been described as a burning fire. Yet, this power never imposes itself. Each heart decides to respond to its presence–and that decision sets the course for everything that follows.
 Paula A. Darcy

Open you eyes, alert the ears of your spirit, open your lips and apply your heart
so that in all creatures you may see, hear, praise, love and worship, glorify and honor your God,
The Soul’s Journey to God

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
John Lennon
Keep walking in faith; you may be the only shining hope and the guiding light to help uplift those who are lost and knocked down by fear.
Caroline Naoroji
 

 

 

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