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Week 47. Compassion. The Cornerstone.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

The rejected stones make the best cornerstones. The rejected stones actually make the best foundation holders. And whenever you see rejected stones becoming the focus of society, it is the Lord’s doing.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

A Practice of Feeling Peace

The Institute of Heartmath has done extensive research to develop a theory that when all of our organs are working together in simultaneous rhythm, our minds and our emotions tend to be more stable. More specifically, when the rhythm of our heartbeat remains even, we are able to think more clearly and feel more present in every moment and in every action. This is called entrainment. This is a quick, easy practice that will help you familiarize yourself with entrainment and you can use this in any situation as a way to focus on the present moment.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Do Right.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

I’ve been asking God to show me what love is and the answer is curiosity and generosity, to do right. As I become curious about my own needs, both emotional and physical, this gives me the space and intention to be open and connected with that energy.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Valued.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

When our needs are seen and appreciated, we feel valued. As strategies are discussed and action is taken, we move toward positive outcomes when conflicts arise. On the deepest level when we are heard we feel the gift of compassion.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Mission.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

There is a figure of speech where the tree that bears no fruit is evocative of the moral person who bears no spiritual fruit. We are all created for a mission: to be a conduit of divine grace into the world. Every single one of us has this mission.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Purpose.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

We were born with a purpose, to live the truth. It’s easy to get off center from this by the tugs and demands of the world. But divine wisdom teaches us simplicity: we are called to love God and love our neighbor.

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Week 46. Language of Life. Always Learning.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

Do you spend time in reflection or is every minute filled with activity, to dos, or mindlessly scrolling through social? How often do you take a good hard look at yourself? Whether it be physically in the mirror or through an inventory of your thoughts and actions?

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Week 45. Hope for Justice. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

Meditation on Hope and Love in a Time of Struggle by Alice Anacheka-Nasemann.

In a world so filled with brokenness and sorrow

It would be easy to lose ourselves in never ending grief,

To be choked by our outrage

To be paralyzed by the enormity of suffering,

To feel our hearts squeeze tight with hopelessness.

Instead, this morning, let us simply breathe together as we hold our hearts open.

Breathing in as our hearts fill with compassion

Breathing out as we pray for healing in our world & in our lives.

Breathing in, opening ourselves to the transforming power of love

Breathing out as we pray for peace in our world & in our lives.

Breathing in as we hold hope in our hearts

Breathing out as we pray for justice in our world & in our lives.

May we know our strength

May we be filled with courage

May our love flow from us into this world.

Breathing in, we are the prayer

Breathing out, we are the healing

Breathing in, we are the love

Breathing out, we are the peace

Breathing in, we are the hope

Breathing out, we are the justice

May we know our strength

May we be filled with courage

May our love flow from us into this world.

Amen, blessed be, may it ever be so.

Weekly Summary. Hope for Justice. 

Sunday. Perspective. Makes Me Hopeful. 

Monday. Greater Heights. We Can Soar. 

Tuesday. Keys to Hope. Patience and persistence.

Wednesday. Attention. Signs of the Times.

Thursday. A Reminder. Doesn’t everyone deserve to have hope?

Friday. Lavishing Love. Does your life reflect what God has called you to be?