June 19

Reflection

It may be said that we are the product of our lifelong connections, a hub of connectivity in the network that is our life.  We mediate and facilitate and communicate on many levels. We are conduits of energy for building up and tearing down and making all things new. Forming bonds and building bridges are our gifts to the universe. Links that lead to destructive deeds are the wounds we leave behind. Since we are all connected, let us make the most of it by moving beyond the banal and searching for opportunities to join forces and pool resources for the greater good.  Spirit linked to spirit can transcend our limitations moving with the speed of light to liberate and bless.
Miriam Therese Winter

Prayer

May we learn to live in harmony.

Action

Focus on connections rather than divisions. Resist the rhetoric of hate and exclusion. Look for cpommonalities rather than differences. Be a healer not a divider.

Suggested Reading

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:2-3

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Colossians 3:12-14

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton

Successful people build each other up. They motivate, inspire, and push each other. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame, and complain.
Anonymous

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
Herman Melville

Whatever  affects  one  directly affects all  indirectly.  I can  never  be  what  I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  This is the interrelated structure of reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
William James

Everything you do has an impact. Who you are – that you are – actually matters. In an interconnected world (the only kind we have), our actions and the actions of others are inextricably linked- we are always and forever in a dance of mutual influence with those with whom we directly and indirectly participate.  It is the unavoidable reality of being social creatures, only magnified by an ever-increasingly complex and interwoven societal structure.  We matter to each other.
Paul Greiner

The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you brought to other people’s lives that you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.
Harold Kushner

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