Weekly Reflection

  • Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  (Helen Keller)

  • Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  (John Muir)

  • The task before us, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth. (Teilhard deChardin SJ)

  • When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.  (David Orr)

  • When we discover that there is in us a universal heart – we will have finally become a fully human, human being.  (Joan Chittister, OSB)

  • There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, where less can be more.  (Gaylord Nelson)

  • One is called to live nonviolently even if the change one works for seems impossible.  (Daniel Berrigan)

  • By celebrating what’s right with the world, we find the energy to fix what’s wrong. (Dewitt Jones)

  • The most profound expression of our spirituality is incarnational, Christ in you. It is so profound that Jesus says, ‘apart from me, you can do nothing.  (Bob Holmes)

  • Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. (Mother Teresa)

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.