Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: God Behind All We See

Butterfly

Lord, purge our eyes to see

within the seed a tree,

within the glowing egg a bird,

within the shroud a butterfly,

till, taught by such we see

beyond all creatures, thee,

and harken to thy tender word

and hear “Fear not; it is I.”

 

– Christina Rossetti

  • November 15

    The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! Henry Ward Beecher

  • November 14

    Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don’t remember that we are made in the image of God. We don’t understand the great secrets hidden inside each one of us. Attributed to St. Teresa

  • November 13

    Lord, give us the ambition to do as much as we can, as well as we can, as long as we can, and the resolve not to despair over the things we cannot do. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.

  • November 12

    Please remember – it is what you are that heals best, not what you know. Carl Jung

  • November 11

    God of every human being, You never force our heart. You place your peaceful light Within each one of us,   With that light shining on them, Our failures and our joys find meaning in you.   – Brother Roger … Continue reading

  • November 10

    All good things are wild, and free. Henry David Thoreau

  • November 9

    Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. Mary Jean Irion Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

  • November 8

    I live, but my life is that of Christ’s. And in possessing me, my poor Lord possesses nothing. And I, in possessing Him, possess everything. St. Anthony Mary Claret

  • November 7

    It is not enough for a Christian to condemn evil, cowardice, lies and use of force, hatred, and oppression.  He must at all times be a witness to and defender of justice, goodness, truth, freedom, and love.  He must never … Continue reading

  • November 6

    Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. Elizabeth Fry, Quaker, Prison Reformer

  • November 5

    You can look at a slum or peasant village, but it is only by entering into that world–by living in it– that you begin to understand what it is like to be powerless, to be like Christ. Penny Lernoux

  • November 4

    Our life has not been an ascent up one side of a mountain and down the other. We did not reach a peak, only to decline and die. We have become as drops of water, born in the ocean and … Continue reading

  • November 3

    Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in turmoil of adventure… George Santayana

  • November 2

    You can’t step twice into the same river, for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you. Heraclitus of Ephesus

  • November 1

    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner … Continue reading

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