Associates of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: Co-Creators with God

Artist painting

Unless we are creators, we are not fully alive…

Remember, the root word of humble and human

is the same:  humus, earth.  We are dust.

We are created; it is God who made us and not we ourselves.

But we were made to be co-creators with our Maker.

Madeleine L’Engle from Walking on Water

  • August 18

    I draw prayer round me like a dark protective wall, withdraw inside it as one might into a convent cell and then step outside again, calmer and stronger and more collected again. Etty Hillesum An Interrupted Life

  • August 17

    The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27

  • August 16

    It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love others. The more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. It is pure affection, and filled with reverence for the solitude … Continue reading

  • August 15

    To one who waits all things reveal themselves, so long as you have the courage not to deny in the darkness what you have seen in the Light. Coventry Patmore

  • August 14

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Green

  • August 13

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk … Continue reading

  • August 12

    Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. Louisa May Alcott

  • August 11

    Silence as a spiritual practice is much more than being able to sit still without talking for 30 minutes or longer. Instead, silence is a quality of presence.  The silence we search for is an overall state of being. It is … Continue reading

  • August 10

    Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. Meister Eckhart

  • August 9

    There should always be more waiting than striving in a Christian’s prayer. Evelyn Underhill

  • August 8

    The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain. Susan B. Anthony

  • August 7

    The real journey in life is interior. It is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever-greater surrender to the creative love and grace in our hearts. Thomas Merton

  • August 6

    We do not need to be experts or geniuses to remember that all of existence is precious. We do not need cathedrals to remind ourselves to experience the sacred.  We need only to be deeply respectful of what is fundamentally … Continue reading

  • August 5

    The end of time will not come like people think. Time will end in Light because it began in darkness. Time will end when humanity accepts eternity as its home… when people understand the true meaning of peace so they … Continue reading

  • August 4

    It takes a universe to make a child both in outer form and inner spirit. It takes a universe to educate a child; a universe to fulfill a child. For, the child awakens to a universe. Thomas Berry

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.