Weekly Reflection

  • It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open the doors of hope.  (Pope Benedict XVI)

  • We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. This means we are to become vessels of God’s compassionate love for others.  (St. Clare of Assisi)

  • Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people.   (John F. Kennedy)

  • Violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.  (Parker Palmer)

  • We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. This means we are to become vessels of God’s compassionate love for others.  (St. Clare of Assisi)

  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • What if the world is holding its breath – waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill?  (David Whyte)

  • Every human being desires communion and peace. Everyone needs peaceful co-existence. But this can grow only when we also build inner peace in our heart.  (Pope Francis)

  • Climate change is the single biggest thing that humans have ever done on this planet. The one thing that needs to be bigger is our movement to stop it.  (Bill McKibben)

     

  • Like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples. (Pope Francis)

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.