August 5

 Reflection

 Let us reflect on the limits we have put on the work of God’s Spirit within us by our lack of understanding and awareness of God’s presence. We act as if we were disconnected from God and our world. Often our words and actions foster disconnectedness. We lack concern for social justice and environmental issues. We are privileged to give God human expression. Let us reflect on the life of Jesus who showed us how to do this.

 Prayer

 May the presence of God in us find expression in our thoughts and actions.

 Action

 How do my words and actions cause disconnectedness? To what does my reflection call me?

 Suggested Reading

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22

Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity.
1 John 3:18

If you have opened your loving to God’s love, you are helping people you don’t know and have never seen.
Mevlâna Jalâluddîn Rumi

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.
Søren Kierkegaard

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. Abraham H. Maslow

God’s center is everywhere, God’s circumference is nowhere.
Henery Law

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. He must accept it. The only choice is how.
Henry Ward Beecher

Let others see their own greatness when looking in your eyes.
Mollie Marti

 

 

 

 

 

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