Reflection of the week bank
Reflection for September 5 2014 Reflection
Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviours, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Reflection for August 29, 2014
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell Of saddest thought.
Reflection for August 22, 2014
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself "is it true?" At the second, ask "is it necessary?" At the third gate, ask "is it kind?"
Reflection for August 15, 2014
Human beings place upon an object, or a person, this responsibility of being the obstacle when the obstacle lies always within one's self.
Reflection for August 8, 2014
There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.
Reflection for July 18, 2014
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.
Reflection for June 27, 2014
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Reflection for June 20, 2014
“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.”
Reflection for June 13, 2014
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars…and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Reflection for June 6, 2014
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for either the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”
Reflection for May 30, 2014
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Reflection for May 23, 2014
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Reflection for April 25, 2014
Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Reflection for April 18, 2014
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Reflection for April 4, 2014
Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything...
Reflection for March 28, 2014
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
Reflection for March 14, 2014
Allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change is like a child; it must be allowed to grow up...
Reflection for March 7, 2014
The desert waits, ready for those who come, who come obedient to the Spirit’s leading; or who are driven, because they will not come any other way...
Reflection for February 21, 2014
Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Reflection for February 7, 2014
We are all called to embody the healing ministry of Jesus, to heal the wounds among us and create a caring society. As Pope Francis invites us in his message for World Day of the Sick, we do this as we lay down our lives for one another. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to read more: www.covenanthealth.ca/about-us/150-years.html
Reflection for January 31, 2014
Listening moves us closer; it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy. Not listening creates fragmentation, and fragmentation is the root of all suffering.
Reflection for January 24, 2014
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
Reflection for January 17, 2014
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Reflection for January 3, 2014
It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love...