Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 26, 2018

Reflection for Aug. 26, 2018

Yes's, no's and maybe's

Commitment. That's the word that comes to mind while reflecting on Sunday’s readings.

Commitments -- such as following Jesus, being in relationship with others, etc. – go hand-in-hand with sacrifice. To say “yes” to a commitment can entail saying “no” or “maybe later” to something else, but it can also bless us in ways we cannot imagine. You and I are called to pursue the "Spirit that gives life." May we answer as Simon Peter did: "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."

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CommentBubbleAt first glance, the image seems overwhelming, as the one person in the center appears 'lost,' 'alone,' 'confused ...' But as I re-look, I focus on the Center, itself, not on the one individual, lone seeker. With the Center as the focus, I see many more possibilities, yet all emanate from and return to the Center.

As I contemplate the Center as both Source/Beginning and Destination/Fulfillment, the paths are not limited to the mere 6 we see, paths made by human endeavors, but the entire Circle leads and forms Itself outward, ever expanding, ever-widening LIFE, itself. That is the Great Beauty of Life-with-God: there is no path that is not All-Life, All-Love, All-Light. Life-with-God is "All." All-encompassing, All-inclusive, All-'knowing.' All-wise. -- Linda


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