January 15

Reflection

Spirituality represents the most profound dimension of universal human experience. Spirituality arises from an awareness of one’s part in the Whole and from the intuition that every human being and the whole universe itself are sustained and infused by a powerful and loving force, the Abyss of all energy, the source of all being. One can sense the mysterious thread that connects and reconnects all things into cosmos and out of chaos. Spirituality inspires awe in us at the wonder of the universe and fills us with self-respect so that we might admire, enjoy, and celebrate all that is.
Leonardo Boff

Prayer

Increase my awareness of the connection all things, O God, source of all being.

Action

Try to be aware that we are not separate but all part of a whole universe sustained by its Creator. Look at the issues that divide us with this perspective. What should change in your attitudes toward others?

Suggested Reading

Before the mountains were born you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:

For in him we move and live and have our being.
Acts 17:28 

Creation is a gift, it is the marvelous gift that God has given us, so that we will take care of it and harness it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.
Pope Francis

We need to move: from a spirituality of alienation from the natural world to a spirituality of intimacy with the natural world from a spirituality of the divine as revealed in words to a spirituality of the divine as revealed in the visible world about us.
Thomas Berry

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Rabindranath Tagore

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.
Maya Angelou

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here.
Morris West

Every thread of creation is held in position by still other strands of things living.
Don McLean

 

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