July 2020

Reflection for July 31

2020-07-27T12:54:27-05:00July 31st, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Ignatius of Loyola – 

Have you ever questioned what your life is all about? Granted, our work is very important and occupies a large part of our time but is that all there is to life?  What does our work really mean to us? Do we appreciate the work of others on our behalf?  Do we appreciate what others do for us to make our life a bit easier?  Do we value what we contribute to our world?

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Reflection for July 30

2020-07-27T12:52:40-05:00July 30th, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Peter Chrysologus – 

Doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do, must reflect Jesus’ teaching. We visit the sick in the hospital or nursing home because it is the right thing to do. We volunteer at the local soup kitchen because it is the way Jesus taught us to serve the poor. We donate to charities not just because we need a tax write-off but because we have an obligation to practice higher righteousness. This is how we make the Kingdom of God come alive.

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Reflection for July 29

2020-07-27T12:51:12-05:00July 29th, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Martha – 

Martha was the practical doer and Mary was the mystical thinker. Our life is complete when we have a blend of both. To give our Lord a perfect hospitality, it is necessary that Martha and Mary should be joined together. Any approach to the Christian faith that emphasizes listening, thinking and receiving but leaves out doing and achieving will soon become sadly distorted.

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Reflection for July 28

2020-07-24T02:23:29-05:00July 28th, 2020|Reflections|

The only possible result of a dedicated campaign to whack away all the weeds in the world or the church would be the absolute destruction of every one of us. Instead, we wait in patience and in hope for the day when God will sort through the harvest, sift through the wheat and weeds in each one of us, and gather us all as forgiven and reconciled into the final harvest.

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Reflection for July 27

2020-07-24T02:22:15-05:00July 27th, 2020|Reflections|

Jesus began with a few fishermen, tax collectors, prostitutes, sinners and the Church is everywhere today. By no means are any of us insignificant. It is now up to us to bring about the kingdom. We are to be leavening agents in our world. Through our actions and our words, we can make a difference.  We can be generous instead of selfish, understanding rather than judgmental, cooperative rather than competitive.

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Reflection for July 26

2020-07-24T02:20:44-05:00July 26th, 2020|Reflections|

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

If someone could see inside your heart, the real treasury of your life, would they find perishable possessions or people; a husband, a wife, a significant other, a child or children, a brother or sister, a friend? Personal relationships are the greatest riches in life. And in these friendships we reflect a definite kinship with God. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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Reflection for July 25

2020-07-24T02:19:19-05:00July 25th, 2020|Reflections|

Saint James – 

We all share in the power of the kingdom. How do we use it? We have the power for good in this world and in the community in which we live. What are we doing with it? We have the power to be positive and not negative. We have the power to love and show concern. We have the power to be generous. What are we doing with it? Whenever we eat His Body and drink His Blood we need to remember that it is a covenant between Jesus and all of us.

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Reflection for July 24

2020-07-24T02:18:14-05:00July 24th, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Sharbel Makhluf – 

Discipleship calls us to be careful and deliberate sowers of a harvest far greater and lasting than our own interests and profit. Christ calls us to be sowers of his Word in every situation and relationship especially when such sowing yields a harvest that benefits others far more than benefits us. Wherever you find yourself today, plant a seed of hope and possibility and watch it grow

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Reflection for July 23

2020-07-23T01:41:10-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Bridget – 

For Jesus parables were used to communicate with people who are spiritually indifferent or unformed. These are people who fail to see the spiritual realities that are obvious to others. Perhaps there are times when we listen to what is being said but do not actually hear especially if God is speaking. We pray that we not only listen but also hear and understand and then act upon the word of God.

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Reflection for July 22

2020-07-22T01:56:06-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Reflections|

Saint Mary Magdalene – 

We need to be messengers of the resurrection just as Jesus asked Mary of Magdala to be the first to proclaim to Peter and the others the good news of the empty tomb. We need to let go of our distant, detached image of Jesus so that we can take on the hard, demanding work of going forth and making known his presence in our midst. Our simple and quiet works of compassion need to reveal the reality of Jesus’ love in the lives of the poor and forgotten.

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