November 13

Reflection

Human beings are the universe conscious of itself. Human beings are the ones who have the heart to feel compassion and the wisdom to do justice. Human beings alone have heard the call to live in relationship with the divine, to live in fidelity to the truth and to live in the service of love. The life and death of Jesus shows us that we have been given everything we need to become receptors of the Light that is life itself. Jesus’ call for us to become light to the world is not an empty invitation but a potent promise.
Radical Amazement

Prayer

Fill us with your spirit.

Action

Reflect on the meaning of the universe conscious of itself. What does that mean to you? If it is a new term for you, look up the meaning and consider its implications

Suggested Reading

The kingdom of God never comes by watching for it.. You cannot say, “Look here it is,” or “There it is,” for the kingdom of God is inside you.
Luke 17:22

Jesus reveals to us our true identity.“The message of Jesus shows us that the dignity of the human race is not found in its ability to control and dominate the Earth, nor is it found in the marvels of technology. Rather, our dignity is found in our intimate loving relationships within and among ourselves and with the whole community of species.”
Jesus in the New Universe Story

The reign of God is the presence of God unfolding in our lives and in our communities and churches and nations and in social groups calling us to change our lives and transform the whole of society.
Cletus Wessels, OP

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Carl Sagan

We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.
Brian Cox

The Great Story of our immense journey contains crucial lessons for guiding humanity safely through the dangers and confusions evident today. This grand epic will propel us forward in a spirit of expectant curiosity. We will place our trust not only in the Whole but also in our own species’ capacity to serve as the vessel through which the evolutionary impulse is most active at this time.
Michael Dowd

When we talk about the Universe Story we are talking about the acquisition of a totally new paradigm, one which overturns many of the patterns that we unconsciously believe to be true. There is not simply the addition of new metaphors and images, but the metaphors and images themselves flow out of a new consciousness inspired by a new awareness of the cosmos.
Judy Cannato

 

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