Inspiration

New Life of Hope

Reflections for contemplative living

As we live in the Easter season, we are refreshed with overwhelming hope. The hope in knowing that we are called to something greater than what we experience on this earth.  With love and humility, we bow down in gratitude in response to God’s love for us.

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Having All We Need

Reflections for contemplative living

We live in a world where success is often judged by worldly possessions and riches. Once our greediness gets a taste, we usually want more and more and are rarely satisfied.  Our culture is addicted to comfort, distraction: bigger, better, faster.  We are drawn to the sensational.  We get a jolt, a buzz, it’s something to make us feel, to wake up and feel alive.  

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Together Today and Always

Reflections for contemplative living

Have you encountered the Risen Christ in your prayer? Have you walked with Jesus like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus? Have you felt your heart burning within you as Christ opened the Scriptures to you?

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Being Someone

Reflections for contemplative living

Why are we working so hard? What are we striving toward? Do we want to achieve some important accomplishment, or do we want to be someone we respect? Naturally we don’t have just one aim. We have many goals and hopes, but what are the most important ones? When we focus on becoming the best kind of person we know how to be, we leave behind all our anxieties about how well we can perform.

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Patient in the Waiting

Reflections for contemplative living

Waiting is not a part of our culture. We live in a time where we want things to happen in an instant. We must intentionally cultivate the virtue of patience.  Patience is a loving response to others and a fruit of the Spirit. 

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Distracted by Joy

Reflections for contemplative living

It is easy to get distracted by the despair and brokenness in the world. We are definitely challenged throughout our lives but we are called to be Easter people, to celebrate the unending love and companionship of a God, who cares deeply about us. God calls us towards a life of love in eternity.  This thought alone provides hope and this good news is nourishment for our journey. It sustains us along the way as we get to our final resting place.

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