Daily Reflections

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SEEKERS OF WISDOM

Wisdom instructs her children and admonishes those who seek her.  He who loves her loves life; those who seek her out win her favor.   He who holds her fast inherits glory wherever he dwells, the Lord bestows blessings.

-Sirach 4:11-13

INSPIRATION

A person who realizes the particular evil of his time and finds that it overwhelms him, dives deep in his heart for inspiration, and when he gets it he presents it to others.

-Gandhi

SPIRITUAL FREEDOM

The Divine Spirit purifies the image of God in my soul by faith.  He cures my spiritual blindness, opens my eyes to the things of God.   He takes possession of my will so that I no longer remain a captive of my own passions and compulsions, but am able to act in the fruitful tranquility of spiritual freedom.

-Thomas Merton

SEEKING GOD’S WISDOM

Generous God, open our eyes to your presence in our lives. Help us to discover how your gifts free us from the limitations of human experience and social expectations.  Help us to explore your ceaseless layers of wisdom so that we may move closer to your truth.

– Sisters of Bon Secours Prayer Book, In God’s Hands we Pray, Volume III

 

DIVERSITY

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
– Anonymous

A NEW PLACE IN OUR HEART

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.

-Henri Nouwen

REFLECT ON THE POSITIVE

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

-Pope John XXlll

ENDURANCE

Endurance is not an exercise in reckless machoism.  It is not an adolescent attempt to prove that we can take pain.  It is, in fact, a very feminine way to look at the world.  It allows us to be committed and realistic at the same time.  We do what we do, not because we are sure to succeed at it, but because it brings out something good in us that nothing else can touch.

-Joan Chittister, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope

A DIFFERENT DRUMMER

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

– Henry David Thoreau

SEEKING TRUTH

If you seek what is honorable, what is good, what is the truth of your life, all the other things you could not imagine come as a matter of course.

 

-Oprah Winfrey

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