Reflection for Sept. 6, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How can we better respond to Jesus' blessings in our lives?

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by Sister Agnes Fischer

Sunday's Gospel tells us that Jesus opened the ears and loosened the tongue of the deaf mute. We pray:

  • Lord, loosen our tongues ...
  • In defense of someone we hear being defamed or being blamed for something they did not do
  • To speak a word of forgiveness when we have been offended
  • To pronounce the magic words "pardon me" when we have offended
  • To speak words of gratitude and praise to our children and/or employees
  • ... and open our ears ...
  • To the trusting voices of children
  • To the silent complaints of our immigrant families
  • To the call for help of the hungry and homeless
  • To the clamor for justice of the oppressed
  • To the hopeful voices of those looking for work
  • To the Word of God proclaimed in our church and whispered in the street

You who make the deaf hear and the mute speak, hear our prayer.


7 Comment(s)

  • Ellen: Friday, September 4, 2015

    I love "THINK", now to put it in practice!

  • Michelle B.: Friday, September 4, 2015

    A beautiful reflection, and I also love THINK. Thank you!

  • Linda: Friday, September 4, 2015

    It is all so TRUE. It is all so HELPFUL. It is all so INSPIRING. It is all so NECESSARY. It is all so KIND.
    (Sounds like words that describe God, actually -- as in "Holy Spirit." As in "JESUS.") Thanks for all the good words! :+)

  • Cheryl: Friday, September 4, 2015

    Thank you excellent reflection for these days.

  • fran: Saturday, September 5, 2015

    Excellent! The whole Christian life in a nutshell.!

  • Linda: Saturday, September 5, 2015

    If anyone saw Pope Francis w/ David Muir on 20/20 Friday evening, listening and responding to REAL people via a virtual audience, you know THINK is a part of who-he-is.

    Thinking of THINK, you might like to check out this song:
    Click on small arrow on right to get to the song.

  • Debbie: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Thanks Aggie for simple, powerful challenge!