As we enter the Season of Lent I remember that it is a time when I should settle back and reflect on our life and review what needs to be changed in the way I live my life. As a part of my praxis this year I am reading: The Monk and the Philosopher by […]
Sometimes I sit and ponder my life, my ‘strengths’ but more importantly those areas where I need to re-channel my efforts. One of my key ‘failings’ is impatience and the desire to reach the outcome without acknowledging the journey I have to travel to reach my destination. Today’s thought-piece (prayer) on Jesuit Prayer is valuable […]
When thinking of how we should deal with refugees those in politics who claim to be Christians need to recall the words of St John’s Gospel “At the end of our life we will be judged by the quality of our Love”
“Life is more than work. Love is not a burden to be borne. Simple joys in simple living simply strips away the years.” Extracted from a fuller meditation by: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, is a retreat master, writer, and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL. His weekly video reflections […]
As we prepare to enter a new year let us reflect that we are better than our worst deeds! We are capable of great acts of compassion and selfless acts that can make life better for all at very little cost to ourselves. Let us look to the future with HOPE!
Let us know peace. For as long as the moon shall rise, For as long as the rivers shall flow, For as long as the sun will shine, For as long as the grass shall grow, Let us know peace. —A Native American Prayer for Peace Appeared first in Jesuit Prayer
It is time to listen to the Cries of the Earth and of the Poor! At this time of the year as Society in the Advanced Developed Countries prepares for the celebbration of mass-consumption that has become Christmas we need to wake-up and observe the pain of our poor brothers and sisters who live in […]