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Minute Meditations

The Challenge for Our Time

Oct 7, 2021
photo by Kzenon of two middle aged people throwing rocks in a river. Minute Meditations.

This is the Franciscan challenge in our own time: contemplative seeing, affective response, practical help, and sustained assistance as the way of restoring God’s house which is falling into ruins. It is Jesus’s own prescription for learning to love. In contemplative prayer we learn to love God who created all things and made them our brothers and sisters. And when we begin to see others for what they are in God’s eyes, we are moved to compassion. And when we then reach out to those of our brothers and sisters in distress, the love of God becomes the love of others, all of whom are beloved of God.

— from Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis by Murray Bodo, OFM


Surrounded by Love by Murray Bodo

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John C. McCormack, MM
Thu, 10/07/2021 - 05:36 PM
John C. McCormack, MM
Pray unceasingly.

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