Reflections

Distraction to Insight

I was implicitly taught to regard that as a distraction from focusing on the Body of Christ I just received. Suddenly, with insight, I became grateful for this “distraction”!  What changed?

Bottom Land (Mt 5:21)

We all know the phrase, “getting to the bottom of it.” It means digging down beneath the outside appearances to the inner core of something

Heard any Shocking Statements?

Heard any really “shocking statements” in the last 24 hours?

Contemplation: True Presence

This post originally appeared on ssvpusa.org Vincentians are doers, we are people of action. We love God, as St. Vincent said, “with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brows.” [CCD XI:32] We believe, as Frédéric did, that “religion serves best not to think,...
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Doubt the Quick “Yes” that We Say

Jesus is the firstborn from among those who do what is true and come to the light, so that there is no doubt that their works are just. No doubt, we have to love in deed and truth.  The second son in the parable says “yes,” but he does not do what the father asks.  No...

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Commit to the Poor of Flesh and Blood

Jesus goes about doing good; he loves in deed and truth.  He does not just commit to an ideology.  St. Vincent is like him. St. Vincent wants those who follow him to commit with zeal to those who are poor (SV.FR XI:133-137).  And it seems that he himself cannot but...

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Admire the Thoughts and Ways of God

Jesus makes known to us God, who is good to all and has mercy on all he has made, and whose thoughts and ways we are to admire. The landowner is good to the jobless.  But there are those who, rather than admire him, grumble.  These are the ones who have worked for...

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