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Posts from March 2019

Spiritual Reflection for Third Sunday in Lent

Fruit of the Spirit  By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. —Galatians 5: 22 We are called to love God with our total being. Ranking just below is our second priority, to love our neighbour, to be mindful of the needs of others and to seek their welfare. And third, often…

Spiritual Reflection for Second Sunday in Lent

Deep Simplicity  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. —Mark 8: 35 A recent headline in Forbes caught my eye: “Apple Now Most Valuable Company in History.” Apple’s value had topped $ 620 billion and it is now is…

Spiritual Reflection for First Sunday in Lent

First Fruits Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. —Matthew 22: 21 The setting aside of first fruits—particularly of a highly prized commodity—is a sacrament, an outward and visible sign of something inward and spiritual. It is a ritual acknowledgement of the supreme importance of some ultimate spiritual reality.  In…

Spiritual Reflection for Transfiguration

Seals and Seekers  I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. —John 6: 35 A marine biologist told me recently about research he had been doing on harbor seals in the waters of New York Harbour. His research was aimed at finding out why these playful marine…