Daily Reflections

Check back each day for inspiring prayers, quotes, and spiritual reflections.

GENEROSITY

“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.”

-Mahatma Ghandi

WHAT YOU HOPE FOR

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” -Barbara Kingsolver

A SPIRITUAL PATH

I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path. We’re here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don’t have time to carry grudges; you don’t have time to cling to the need to be right.”
― Anne Lamott

OUR DAILY WORKS

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

– Saint Francis of Assisi

SEEKING AN HONEST RESPONSE

We often are very, very busy, and usually very tired as a result, but we should ask ourselves how
much of our reading and talking, visiting and lobbying, lecturing and writing, is more part of an impulsive reaction to the changing demands of our surroundings than an action that was born out of our center…. In solitude we can pay careful attention to the world and search for any honest response. – Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out

REJOICE IN THE LORD

Rejoice, you just, in the Lord; praise from the upright is fitting
Give thanks to the Lord on the harp; on the ten-string lyre offer praise.
Sing to God a new song; skillfully play with joyful chant.
For the Lord’s word is true; all his works are trustworthy.
The Lord loves justice and right and fills the earth with goodness.
Psalm 33:1-5

PRAYER

Prayer is the way to both the heart of God and the heart of the world -precisely because they have been joined by the suffering of Jesus Christ…. Praying is letting one’s own heart become the place where the tears of God and the tears of God’s children can merge and become tears of Hope.
– Henry Nouwen

GOD IS LOVE

“God is love”. His is not a sentimental, emotional kind of love but the love of the Father who is the origin of all life, the love of the Son who dies on the Cross and is raised, the love of the Spirit who renews human beings and the world. Thinking that God is love does us so much good, because it teaches us to love, to give ourselves to others as Jesus gave himself to us and walks with us. Jesus walks beside us on the road through life.
– Pope Francis

OUR BELOVED ADVISOR

I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel and watch over you.
Psalm 32:8

GOODNESS

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
― Anne Frank

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