Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: Particle of the Divine


May you come to know

that in every human event

there is a particle of the Divine.

Joan Chittister, O.S.B.

  • February 21

    In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

  • February 20

    I don’t know who I am.  And I don’t think people ever will know who they are.  We have to be humble enough to learn to live with this mysterious question.  Who am I?  So, I am a mystery to … Continue reading

  • February 19

    Love, faith and hope are the elements the soul needs to make its journey home.  Love of truth motivates the soul to want to set out on the journey; faith sustains and supports it as it proceeds; and hope gives … Continue reading

  • February 18

    An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. Lynn Johnston

  • February 17

    “Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business; and, in fact, it is nobody’s business.   What we are asked to do is love, and this love … Continue reading

  • February 16

    Silence is the sanctuary of the soul. – Joan Chittister

  • February 15

    The inner life of any great thing will be incomprehensible to me – until I have developed an inner life of my own.   – Parker Palmer

  • February 14

    Deep waters cannot quench love; nor floods sweep it away. Were one to offer all he owns to purchase love, he would be roundly mocked. Song of Songs 8:7

  • February 13

    Just as parents care for their children, you should bear in mind the whole universe. Zen Master Dogen

  • February 12

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • February 11

    None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick … Continue reading

  • February 10

    Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful – for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • February 9

    Creator of the universe, you set the stars in the heavens and caused the sun to rise and set. Shed the light of your wisdom into the darkness of my soul.  – Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas, 13th Century Theologian

  • February 8

    Sit, rest, work. Alone with yourself, never weary.   On the edge of the forest live joyfully, without desire.   – The Buddha

  • February 7

    Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Lord of the Rings

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.