Minute Meditations

Creation Exalts the Creator

We can learn from creation how to love and praise our common Creator, and we can use our voices to speak on behalf of all that is created.

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Drink Up

When someone else comes to us and points out our own faults, we might not be very happy about it. But, when you think of it, that person often carries the same message Jesus carried to the Samaritan woman: take the living water, freely, and be renewed.

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Reflect on God's Mercy

If we don’t take time to reflect on the ways we have been forgiven, it will be hard to be merciful to others. And yet we set this as our goal each time we pray the Our Father: “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.”

– from The Hope of Lent

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A Cultivated Heart

You must compare your heart to a garden. If we cultivate it well, it will yield good fruit. If we don’t keep an eye on it and tend it a little every day, our garden will be overrun with weeds, true? Therefore, take courage.

– St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello

– from Sisterhood of Saints

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Our Greatest Gift

The Sacrament of the Eucharist, the greatest gift and mystery given to us throughout the ages, was instituted in a quiet moment between Jesus and those dearest to him. And that history continues in our day. It is as if each one of us were sitting with the twelve apostles every time we celebrate the Eucharist.

– from Meeting God in the Upper Room

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Sea of Prayer

In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could harden our hearts, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of God’s boundless love, to taste his tenderness.

– from The Hope of Lent

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Building Humility

Humility is the guardian and ornament of all virtues. If the spiritual building does not rest on it, it will fall into ruin.
–Thomas of Celano

– from Peace and Good

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