November 12

Reflection

 There is no such thing as failure in the journey to the reign of God. Despite the rejection of today’s doers and shakers who want to do less and shake up nothing at all, the prophet wins the day, shaking up the heart one Gospel at a time. Those who do not do the journey can never know the beauty of discovering what it means to be  beyond the greed, outside the violence, beyond the entrapments of smallness of soul. Better to fail, in fact, than have missed the freedom of heart that comes with speaking Truth to those that seek to smother it. To follow the path of the prophet is to discover what it is to live driven by the wind of the Spirit to complete the work that the greatness of God has begun.
Joan Chittister, OSB


Prayer

I put my trust in God alone.

Action

Are you willing to take up the journey?  What will it require of you? 

Suggested Reading

For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:21

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalm 119:105

 Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! It is possible to live differently in this world.
Pope Francis

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
Joseph Campbell

“Why?” is the prophetic question.
Jim Wallis

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
Thomas Merton

 You were created in Love for impact to leave your
imprint on the world!
Catherine Toon

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.

You may have a fresh start anytime you choose, for the thing we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Mary Pickford

 

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