July 12

Reflection

The gospel is not given to tell us what we already know. Rather, the gospel is given to tell us what we do not know or what we have forgotten, and that is who we are, sons and daughters of the One from whom all things come. It is when we begin to remember who we are, and who all people truly are, that we will begin to remember also what we should be doing and how we should be relating to one another as individuals and as nations and as an entire earth community.
J. Phillip Newell

Prayer

Restore us, O God, to the original roots of our being.

Action

In what ways have I forgotten who I truly am? How does that affect my actions and attitudes? What can be done?

Suggested Reading

Do you not know that you are the Temple of God, and that The Spirit of God dwells within you?
1 Corinthians 3-16

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
St. Augustine

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent van Gogh

Without inner peace how can we make real peace?
Dalai Lama

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice’
Baruch Spinzoa

The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.
Albert Einstein

What I know now is that we’re all interconnected and that’s a really beautiful thing. We have links to everyone else in our lives and in the world. Different people have different journeys for different reasons. You can’t judge, but you can celebrate that there are connections everywhere.
Jane Seymour

Your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth.
Tom Ford

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