Daily Reflections

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PRAYER OF SAINT PATRICK

Christ be beside me, Christ be before me.

Christ be behind me, King of my heart.

Christ be within me, Christ be below me.

Christ be above me never to part.

 

Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand.

Christ all around me, shield in the strife.

Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting.

Christ in my rising, light of my life.

 

Christ be in all hearts, thinking about me.

Christ be in all tongues telling of me.

Christ be the vision in eyes that see me,

In ears that hear me, Christ ever be.

Amen.

NATURE

The beauty of the world is Christ’s tender smile for us; coming through matter.

–Simone Weil

LEAD US TO REACH OUT

God of life, soften our hearts when we build walls to keep others out.  Revive our spirit when we are tempted to despair.  Remind us that you move in chaos and in calm.  Soothe our anxiety when we think we are orphaned and alone.  Lead us to reach to our sisters and brothers.  Empower us to be the change you wish to bring about in this world –  healing, compassion and liberation for all people!

Sisters of Bon Scours Prayer Book volume 111

GOD’S PLACE WITHIN OUR SOUL

The place which God takes in our soul he will never vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there….the soul who contemplates this is made like the one who is contemplated.

–Lady Julian of Norwich, Showings

ANSWERING GOD’S CALL

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God, you call me to relationship with you.  Give me the assurance that you are listening and encourage me on my journey.  Help me to become aware of your presence in this moment in my life.

–Sisters of Bon Secours- Moments in Solitude

GRACE IN ABUNDANCE

The love of God passes by radiantly, the Holy Spirit goes through every person in his night like a lightening bolt.  In this passing the risen Lord lays hold of you, he burdens himself with everything that is unbearable and takes it upon himself. Only afterwards, often much later, do you realize: Christ passed by and bestowed grace out of his superabundance.

–Brother Roger Schutz

OUR PLACE IN GOD’S HEART

“God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us.  He is not aloof from us.  Each one of us has a place in his heart.  He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn away from him.  He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us.”

— Pope Francis

SOLITUDE

In a world that victimizes us by our compulsions, we are called to solitude where we can struggle against our anger and greed and let our new self be born in the loving encounter with Jesus Christ.

-Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart

TRUTH

Truth in these times is so obscured and lies so widespread that one cannot recognize the truth unless one loves it.

–Blaise Pascal

THE ENGINE OF CHANGE

“Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. It is the inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.”
–Richard Rohr , O.F.M
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