Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: Creating out of Loss

Swimmer and sun

Loss makes artists of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives.
Greta W. Crosby

  • March 23

    And you will know exactly who you are, forever, by knowing what it is that you love. Mark Helprin

  • March 22

    Loving God, I pray for courage as I begin this day, for I understand there is work to be done, burdens to be carried, feelings to be shared, and joys to be celebrated. Grant me the courage to be silent … Continue reading

  • March 21

    Enjoy what you have been given, rather than greedily holding on… Enjoying the “now” will help you to unlearn, and to embrace new knowledge from the Spirit of God, rather than seeking the false security of the past. – Robert … Continue reading

  • March 20

    God is so close, so intimate, like a shadow that cannot separate itself from us.   When we dance, God dances. When we weep, God weeps. When we run, God runs with us.   – Edwina Gateley

  • March 19

    Feast of St. Joseph   O glorious Saint Joseph, remind all who work that they are not alone in their labor, their joy or their sufferings, because Christ is by our side, with Mary, his Mother and ours, supporting them, wiping … Continue reading

  • March 18

    May I be a medicine for the sick and weary, nursing their afflictions until they are cured; May I become food and drink, during time of famine; May I be a lamp, for those who need your light; May I … Continue reading

  • March 17

    “I am Patrick, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many. My father was Calpornius, a deacon, son of Potitus, a priest, of the village Bannavem Taburniæ; he had a country seat nearby, … Continue reading

  • March 16

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

  • March 15

    The law of God is not a gate you make it through, not a finish line you attain. It is the road toward relationships of healing, blessing and justice.   The law of God is not a target you can … Continue reading

  • March 14

    We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or … Continue reading

  • March 13

    Truly moral living is to say what you believe to be true, to do what you believe to be right, and then to live out the consequences.   – Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

  • March 12

    And love will simply have no choice but to go into battle with space and time, and furthermore, to win. James Baldwin

  • March 11

    When we have made ourselves fully available to our neighbor and to God, becoming emptied in the process, then at last we begin to live. Martin Israel

  • March 10

    Precious in God’s sight you are, divinely made in God’s delight, endowed with beauty wove deep within, brighter than the darkest sin.   Free in God’s sight you are, to rise in rainbow’d glory, to claim the God-light in your … Continue reading

  • March 9

    Take care of yourself — you never know when the world will need you. Rabbi Hillel

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.