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Breath of the Spirit

May 15, 2024
May 15, 2024 | by Ann Marie Szpakowska | The coming of the Spirit at Pentecost both quelled the chaos of our many languages and created the chaos of building a new community. Today’s reflection reminds us that the same Love which invites order also prompts the removal of those rigid (and possibly comfortable) structures that stand in its way.
May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024 | by Ann Penick | It is easy to associate the Ascension with Jesus leaving. But today’s reflection reminds us that some absence allows for a deeper connection. In this case, we are invited to live Jesus’s compassionate presence even more intimately than before as Jesus’s Spirit takes hold of our hearts.
May 1, 2024
May 1, 2024 | by Thomas DeVoyd | Polarization is the path of least resistance in our contemporary American society. Today’s reflection invites us to forego going with the angry flow and commit to the hard work of loving our neighbors. Concretely, this means caring for and understanding all the individuals in our circles, especially those with whom we may disagree!
April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024 | by Marianne Seggerman | It is so easy to lose focus these days. We are bombarded by messages from marketers and media. Today’s reflection reminds us that in the midst of it all we are called only to nurture Love in our hearts, and trust that all will be well.
April 18, 2024
April 18, 2024 | by Jeff Vomund | How often have we thought, “I can’t let people know ______ about me! No one would love me if they knew that!” … In today’s gospel, Jesus asserts that precisely the opposite is true. Ignorance of another cannot pave the way for love. We can only love someone to the extent that we know them.
April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024 | by John Falcone | This Sunday’s Scriptures offer examples of bearing witness to Jesus in dramatic moments. In real life, it is not always easy to discern when courage requires us to speak up or to remain silent. Today’s reflection suggests that we will discern the call of courage when we stay connected to the dignity of each member of our human family.
April 4, 2024
April 3, 2024 | by Lori Ranner | It is easy, almost a given, to see doubt and faith as opposites. But as the story of “doubting” Thomas – and today’s reflection upon it – make clear, doubt is not faith’s opposite, but the condition which makes faith possible. And as such, doubt – even our doubt – is sacred.
March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024 | by Richard Young | It is easy to get lost in the details (and the length) of the Passion stories! Our minds can wander as we wonder what really happened. Today’s reflection reminds us to focus on the meaning of the Passion stories – not only as what Jesus did for us, but as what Love asks us to do for one another.
March 13, 2024
March 13, 2024 | by Sam Barnes | In today’s fast-paced world, we may find ourselves delaying check-ins for noncrucial issues. This week’s readings invite us to revisit the parts of us that we can let go of during the Lent if we seek to move toward our more authentic selves.
March 7, 2024
March 6, 2024 | by Catherine Buck | If one is not careful, they can read Jesus’ words to Nicodemus as if light and darkness were enemies. Today’s reflection reminds us, however, that those two realities are interdependent. We cannot fully experience one without the other. And Love is with us us—no matter light or shadows that mark our view.