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Physical Beings

Reflect When St. Francis was dying he apologized to Brother Body for the harsh treatment he so often issued. I often feel critical of my

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Where Credit is Due

Because of my race, my innate gifts, my appearance, my security, I have experienced unearned happiness and have lived to see this day.

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The Burning Lamp

When the church’s sanctuary is empty, the sanctuary lamp still burns. It’s good to know that Jesus remains in our holy place even when the pews are vacant.

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Positive Time Alone

Jesus was alone in the desert for 40 days. Unless I’m aware of the world through media or the nearby presence of another, being alone can be too difficult—even impossible—for me to sustain.

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Blessings Delivered by Mail

I lift up my mail to you, my God. I thank you that my needs are simple. I thank you for helping me resist the urge to order from each colorful catalog. Lead me to make good choices.

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Disturbed by Distances

Many of those I love are far away. Our paths have led us to live apart—across borders, even oceans. When I sense this absence, my heart aches.

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