December 30

Reflection

 Jesus did not come exclusively for people with white skin,
nor did he come only for black people. He did not come simply
for Europeans or just for people in other parts of the world. Christ
came for the whole of humankind. That means he also came for
each one of us. It also means a feast for all of us, joy for all of us
and freedom and peace for all of us.
                                         Chiara Lubich

Prayer

O God, source of all being, give us the grace and wisdom to
embrace all people and all creation as your holy gift. Help us to treat
all other beings with reverence and respect.

Action

Read 1Corinthians 13.  Consider what it means in our relationships with all people.

1 Corinthians 13

Suggested Reading

May they be one, abba, as we are one.
John 17:22

Though we are God’s sons and daughters, we do not realize it yet.
Meister Eckhart

I am not here as a public official, but as a citizen of a troubled world who finds hope in a growing consensus that the generally accepted goals of society are peace, freedom, human rights, environmental quality, the alleviation of suffering, and the rule of law.
Jimmy Carter

We are at the center of the principles that uphold the universe, and our generation is the first to know it.The Universe Story

Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.
Thomas Berry

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Albert Einstein

 

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