Daily Reflections

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

BEING SPIRITUAL

April 2, 2018

“True spirituality makes you loving and grateful, and forgiving, and patient, and gentle, and long-suffering. True spirituality breathes reverence into every act and deed.”

Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

Blessed Mother Teresa

LIVING YOUR TRUTH

March 22, 2018

If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

John 8:32

 

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

March 15, 2018

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

 

CHOOSE JOY

March 8, 2018

Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.

Kay Warren, “Choose Joy Because Happiness isn’t Enough”

 

 

LISTENING FOR GOD

March 6, 2018

The voice of God within us is not the only voice of God.  Openness is not gentility in the social arena.  It is not polite listening to people with whom we inherently disagree.  It is not political or civil or “nice.”  It is not even simple hospitality.  It is the munificent abandonment of the mind to new ideas, to new possibilities.  God comes in every voice, behind every face, in every moment, deep in every struggle.  To close off any of them is to close off the possibility of becoming new ourselves.

Joan Chittister, OSB, Illuminated Life

REJOICE IN WHO YOU ARE

February 26, 2018

Merciful one, help us to be real people, rejoicing in who we are, not trying to be echoes of what others expect us to be. May we celebrate our own uniqueness. Amen.

“No Wrinkles on the Soul. A Book of Readings for Older Adults.”  by Richard L. Morgan.

THANK YOU FOR TODAY

February 21, 2018

Gracious God, thank you for the gift of today. 

Refresh me. Invite me to discover your presence in each person that I meet

And every event that I encounter.

Teach me when to speak and when to listen.

Sr. Pat Bergen, CSJ, From A Reflection Guide for International Health Activities

YOU ARE ASKED TO LOVE

February 16, 2018

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”

Thomas Merton

RETURN TO THE LORD

February 14, 2018

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

Joel 2:12-:13

 

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