Calm in the Christmas Season
What will it take to calm this Christmas Season?
The weeks present many things we don’t need,
so little time and room to give.
Advent provides the space,
the longing and the coming
of small yet precious moments,
gift and remembrance –
A young couple distressed and at peace,
journeying and visited by royalty,
bringing understanding for us – that in a child
Love rested in their arms and Christmas brought
everything that was needed.
By Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS
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We gather together here in this small sanctuary, a space we have tended and planted. It is a space in which we have placed our hopes for the Earth and for the creatures that are our relatives. We stand in awe of the ways small things- like seeds and soil, water and sunlight, birds and…
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit … (Titus 3:4-5) Loving Savior, Help me to live your goodness and kindness each day. Remind me that my actions…
Lord, Jesus Christ, You became human and tookon the realities of humanity in our world. During Your life on earth,You gave hope, perspective and salvation to many. Your words arechallenging, uplifting, encouraging and guiding. At the end of yourearthly life here in our world, You took upon yourself all sufferingand made the cross a sign…
My core beliefs: God is. God is love. God is not “out there” or “up there.”God is above, below, before, behind, beside, around, within. I don’t need a megaphone to yell to God:“May I have your attention, please,”nor do I need to beg God to listen to me.God is always listening. I don’t have to explain…
Grant us, O God, A vision of your world as your love would have it:A world where the weak are protected,and none go hungry or poor. A world where the riches of creation are honored and sharedso everyone might enjoy them. A world where different races, cultures and creedslive in peace and harmony, with equal…
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