Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday September 1 Pope Francis' Prayer for Our Earth
All powerful God,
you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light,
help us to protect all life,
to prepare for a better future,
for the coming of your Kingdom
of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to You!
Monday, August 31, 2015
September 1st has been designated for all Catholics by Pope Francis as "Care of Creation " Day - Go Hug a Tree
Meister Eckhart , born around 1260, had a Creation-centered spirituality. the spiritual tradition that is most Jewish, the most biblical , the most prophetic, and the most like the kind Jesus of Nazareth preached and lived. It has almost been lost in the West since Eckhart's condemnation of HUMANS not living it.
Thanks to many young people, scientist, and Pope Francis
we are beginning to turn back to an appreciation of the gift of creation.
Meister Eckhart has confessed that he finds the world amazing. He is amazed by the grace-filledness of creation. He calls creation the "first grace," the grace of creation."
He advises us to alter our way of seeing creation, to alter our consciousness.
Pope Francis has urged Catholics to set aside every September 1st as"Care of Creation" Day.
It is a good day to plant , garden, recycle and
GO HUG A TREE.
Thoughts from above taken from the book Breakthrough, Meister Eckhart's Creation Spirituality by Matthew Fox
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Happy are they who never do evil
but walk in His ways.
What is evil?
Saint Thomas Aquinas tells us that evil is the absence of good.
So when we have this absence of good in us we cannot be happy.
Why do we want the good or happiness?
First and foremost when we choose the good we are doing ourselves the biggest favor. The good brings in us contentment.
We pass this contentment on to others, splashing all around us with happiness. People are happy to be in our presence.
When we have this contentment we are right with God and that adds to our happiness and peace.
The second part of this verse is "to walk in His ways.
What are His ways?
God's ways are to be in line with Jesus' Father's will
And What is His will for us?
Dorothy Day says this:
Paperwork, cleaning the house, dealing with the innumerable visitors who come all through the day, answering the phone, keeping patience and acting intelligently, which is to find some meaning in all that happens-these things,too, are the works of peace." From the Catholic Worker, Dec 1965
and for me this is God's Will, the daily grind of life. Doing what my Superior wishes, my Sisters wishes and choosing the good, day in and day out.
Friday, August 28, 2015