Reflection for Nov. 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where it ends is where it begins

Zahringer_Carolyn_Sister_100px
NewsletterChicklet100
ReflectionChicklet100
FacebookTiny TwitterTiny YouTubeTiny
Our faith in the the Paschal Mystery lights the way through good times, bad times and transitions

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer

The month of November brings us closer to the end of another liturgical year. Endings prepare us for new beginnings. We never know exactly what is ahead. Our faith supports our journey into and through the ebb and flow of life. Our faith tells us that Jesus walks with us, every step. Jesus even carries us at times, as the “Footsteps in the Sand” poem points out.

Each challenge is a birthing experience. Our faith in and hope for a deeper life carries us and brings us to a deeper relationship of love -- with God, others and self. Everyone who bears the name “Christian” can change the world by embracing the grace offered each day.

The Responsorial Psalm for this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is from Psalm 16. The refrain is: “You are my inheritance, O Lord!”  Reflect on its message. The verses are filled with faith, hope and love, a message very much needed in our world and our personal lives today.

What "harvest" awaits each of us?


We enjoy your comments! Share your questions or thoughts by sending them to comments@gbfranciscans.org and we'll post them shortly. Please provide your full first name. Last name is optional. Thank you for being part of our online community!


Comments:

CommentBubble"Each challenge is a birthing experience"...thank you, Sister, for those words filled with hope! -- Michael

CommentBubbleThanks Carrie, I really appreciate your insights and challenges on the Gospel for Sunday. Blessings to you. -- Sr. Laura