Weekly Reflection

  • 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)

  • It is our profound conviction that the future of the human family depends also on how we safeguard – both prudently and compassionately, with justice and fairness – the gift of creation that our Creator has entrusted to us.  (Pope Francis)

  • We must protect creation for it is a gift which the Lord has given us, it is God’s present to us; we are the guardians of creation.  (Pope Francis)

  • Creation is a gift, it is the marvelous gift that God has given us, so that we will take care of it and harness it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude. (Pope Francis)

  • 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 have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.”  (Pope Francis)

  • What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what difference you want to make.  (Jane Goodman)

  • No work is insignificant.  All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.   (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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.