Weekly Reflection

  • In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion. (Kofi Annan)

  • Consumerism has accustomed us to waste. But throwing food away is like stealing it from the poor and hungry. (Pope Francis)

  • You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. (Marianne Williamson)

  • Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet. Let us not hide the talent that God gave us and let us truly live the beauty and responsibility of being a prophetic people.  (Saint Oscar Romero)

  • It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests. (Van Jones)

     

  • We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, ‘We, the people.’  (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

  • God bless America and Everybody Else, Protect us from our enemies and save us from ourselves, Remind us that compassion is a cornerstone of wealth And God bless America and Everybody Else. (Joyce Rouse)

  • Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling. (Vincent Van Gogh)

  • We must strengthen our capacity to create community … the steady companionship of two or three kindred spirits can kindle the courage we need to speak and act as citizens. (Parker Palmer)

  • The great thing about civility is that it does not require you to agree with or approve of anything. You don’t even have to love your neighbor to be civil. You just have to treat your neighbor the same way you would like your neighbor to treat your grandmother, or your child. (Barbara Brown Taylor)

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.