Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: We Create and are Created

Labor

To seek out beauty in our work is to make a pilgrimage

of our labors,

to understand that the consummation of work

lies not only in what we have done,

but who we have become

while accomplishing the task.

David Whyte

  • July 20

    Speaking of spirituality, a Sufi master once said, “A river passes through many countries, and each claims it for its own.  But there is only one river.”   from Beyond Religion:  8 Alternative Paths to the Sacred by David N. Elkins

  • July 19

    You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and … Continue reading

  • July 18

    Breathe deeply amidst the beauties of nature; absorb vibrations unsullied by pollution and cosmopolitan ways… As you breathe in silence, your ear attunes to Spirit. You will understand the eagle. Breathe deeply!  Breathe life! from Lumen Christi…Holy Wisdom by Nan Merrill … Continue reading

  • July 17

    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

  • July 16

    Not WHAT I am but THAT I am, not WHAT God is but THAT God is.   from The Cloud of Unknowing, anonymous

  • July 15

    There is a hard truth to be told: before spring becomes beautiful, it is plug ugly, nothing but mud and muck. I have walked in the early spring through fields that will suck your boots off, a world so wet … Continue reading

  • July 14

    “In the Heart of Jesus, the center of Christianity is set before us. It expresses everything, all that is genuinely new and revolutionary, in the New Covenant.   This Heart calls to our heart. It invites us to step forth … Continue reading

  • July 13

    I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk, and judge only their actions.   – Dorothy Day, Catholic Social Activist

  • July 12

    When I walk through thy woods, may my right foot and my left foot be harmless to the little creatures that move in its grasses:   as it is said by the mouth of thy prophet, they shall not hurt … Continue reading

  • July 11

    Faith is not about understanding the ways of God.  It is not about maneuvering God into a position of human subjugation, making a God who is a benign deity who exists to see life as we do.  Faith, in fact, … Continue reading

  • July 10

      One seed can start a garden. One smile can lift a spirit. One candle can light a room. One conversation can start a friendship.   -Unknown

  • July 9

    At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer is faith. At the heart of faith is life. At the heart of life is service. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  • July 8

    “…for the world’s well-being and for our own individual well-being, we need to know that all things are interwoven, and that each strand in the tapestry is holy.  We need to know that our distinct races, our countless species, our … Continue reading

  • July 7

    “…as I move out into the world, I live out my uniqueness, but when I dare to look into my core, I come upon the one common center where all lives begin.  In that center, we are one and the … Continue reading

  • July 6

    “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” G.K. Chesterton

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.