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Firstfruits

Today, reflect on this passage where the word firstfruits appears: “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor 15:20).

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The Heart Is the Hearth

Today, consider the tender insights that the Franciscan author Ilia Delio offers on Jesus’ words: “I came to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were already kindled” (Lk 12:49). She writes, “the heart is the ‘hearth’ of the human person, the place where the kindling of the Spirit can take place.”

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The Chalice of Your Heart

Mother Teresa wrote, “Let him empty and transform you, and afterward, fill the chalice of your heart to the brim.” How does this quote impact you today? Is your life in a season of emptiness or fullness?

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Creation Itself as Cathedral

Richard Rohr, OFM, writes, “Creation itself—not ritual or spaces constructed by human hands—was Francis’ primary cathedral.” What comes to mind as you consider these words?

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