November 5

Reflection

Life is a journey. It invites us to enter into the unknown. We do not know what events will surprise us along the way. It is only seen one day at a time. We can risk the road with the assurance that God goes with us on the journey and trust that there will be strength and beauty enough to sustain us and urge us forward. On this road we believe we can come to wholeness and spiritual transformation.

Prayer

O God of amazing surprises, I thank you for the gift of life!

Action

Do I live or just exist? How can I savor the blessings of my life?

Suggested Reading

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
Deuteronomy 30:19

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
Winston Churchill

I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Martin Buber

Dance as though no one is watching
Love as though you’ve never been hurt
Sing as though no one can hear you
Live as though heaven is on earth.
Souza

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