Reflection for Aug. 13, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Not in the wind, not in the earthquake, not in the fire

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Encountering the Lord can happen in unexpected ways

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer

What experiences have we had in our lives that have been deeply spiritual encounters with God?

In Sunday's first reading, Elijah encounters God in a tiny whispering sound.

The second reading from Romans poses a challenge to be truthful and to be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit enlightens our journey and feeds our faith.

We have been fed thousands of times by the Eucharist. Where have we been drawn to go because we have been fed? Our eyes of faith allow us to see ways in which Christ is with us in both ordinary and extraordinary ways.

This weekend we as Community celebrate the Jubilee anniversary of seven of our Sisters. Congratulations to each on hearing the tiny whispering sound and accepting the challenge to live according to the Spirit. They have been strengthened by Eucharist to be persons of prayer, presence and hospitality in our Community and the world.

 

6 Comment(s)

  • Claire Letourneaux: Friday, August 11, 2017

    Congratulations to all the Sisters. May God's blessings continue to shower upon them & your community.


  • Marie Buth: Friday, August 11, 2017

    God's blessings to all the sisters. You are a very special group of women. The Holy Spirit has brought you into our lives and we thank all of you for your years of dedication.


  • Michael: Friday, August 11, 2017

    Congratulations Sisters on your Jubilee celebrations!!
    Our world is a better place because each of you arose to the challenge to live & be guided according to the Spirit!...
    Thank you, each of you, for responding to the tiny whisper of God!


  • Ruth Ann: Friday, August 11, 2017

    Well said, Carrie!
    See you at the celebration!


  • fran: Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Thanks for connecting the ordinary to the Extraordinary!


  • Randy Miller: Monday, August 14, 2017

    God Bless all the Sisters. A special hello to Sister Renee who I worked with at SFA. I ask all the Sisters for prayers as I am having back surgery at HFMMC on August 23, 2017.


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