Pearl of Great Price
July 30, 2017
By Sr Phyllis Jaszkowiak
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I saw a quote the other day from Sojourners Magazine, “If your world doesn’t feel like it is turning upside-down, maybe you aren’t watching carefully enough.”
Sometimes as I listen to the news of what Congress is or is not doing, the acts of hate that seem to be happening all too often now, of what our President does or does not say, I wonder how do we let God, let goodness, lead again?
Cycle of Life
July 16, 2017
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Our parishioner, Mary Evans, gave birth to her baby son, Rohan, less than a month ago. It’s not her first child, so she knows about generativity. As she feeds, holds, rocks, diapers, and bathes little Rohan – over and over again, day and night, with little or no sleep – she passes along a bit of her very self to Rohan, over and over again. That is generativity, and it is also the spark of life that Rohan will draw on his entire life. And it’s what he will pass along to his children. Generativity lies at the core of the cycle of life.
July 2, 2017
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Last week I went to Sheridan Wyoming for a Kehrwald family reunion. It’s the town in which I grew up, and where my parents still live.
Part of returning home is revisiting old memories. I have a childhood memory that I want to share with you. But first, bring to mind the story in our first reading where the Prophet Elisha drops in to the woman in Shunem every now and then. She recognizes him as a holy man, a wise man, and so she wants to make a room for him.