Weekly Reflection

  • One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along, that while we need to be reassured of God’s arrival, or the arrival of our homecoming, we are already at home.  (Michelle Blake)

  • Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.   (Mother Teresa)

  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – (Barack Obama)

  • I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. (Henry David Thoreau)

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.    (Margaret Mead)

  • Compassion is the radicalism of our time.  (Dalai Lama)

  • Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. (Maya Angelou)

  • We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.  (Joseph Campbell)

  • Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. (Francis of Assisi)

  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”    (Maya Angelou)

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.