Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: To Be Someone

cat and lion'

How many cares one loses when one

decides not to be something

but to be someone.

Coco Gabrielle Chanel

  • October 19

    What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. Colette

  • October 18

    I saw that there was an ocean of darkness and death, But an infinite ocean of light and love flowed over the ocean of darkness. George Fox

  • October 17

    The spiritual function of fierce terrain (in the apophatic tradition) is to bring us to the end of ourselves, to the abandonment of language and the relinquishment of ego.  A vast expanse of jagged stone, desert sand, and towering thunderheads … Continue reading

  • October 16

    The Uses of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness   It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. –Mary Oliver

  • October 15

    One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show … Continue reading

  • October 14

    If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear – emanate love. Ram Dass

  • October 13

    “Believe me there is nothing like being faithful to God and preserving in good, once we have undertaken to do so. ‘Because you have been faithful in a little, I will place you over much.’   Let us then be … Continue reading

  • October 12

    Every time you pick up a piece of trash along the way, say to yourself, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the house of the Lord.” Edward Hays

  • October 11

    Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, grow.” The Talmud

  • October 10

    Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love, in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed … Continue reading

  • October 9

    There are seven billion story-filled people in the world: all of us talkers, all of us listeners.   We live in a breadth of conditions almost unimaginable to each other. Yet if we can find a common language in which … Continue reading

  • October 8

    The beating heart of the universe is holy joy. Martin Buber

  • October 7

    Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut deep.   Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can.   Something missing in my heart tonight Has made my eyes so soft, … Continue reading

  • October 5

    “Sit quietly and contemplate,” said the Lama. “Get to know your anger, your fear, all your emotions.  Dissect them and speak with them.  Accept yourself and know every part of your own being.  To understand oneself is to have compassion … Continue reading

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.