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Where Do We Find Opportunity?

Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.
– Og Mandino

Fisherman at Target Rock on Long Island

Fisherman at Target Rock on Long Island

As We Enter this New Year

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As we enter this New Year, let us be open – with joy – to the mystery of how our lives will unfold.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

– Margaret Fuller

 

Have Faith!

People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure.

– David Steindl-Rast

And surfers, likewise, trust themselves to the waves

And surfers, likewise, trust themselves to the waves

Waiting for God Takes Courage

Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27

“I believe that I shall see the bounty of God
in the land of the living.
Wait for the God with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for God.”

How right it is to say that waiting for God takes courage,
because, really, what I would like to do is run ahead.

How about you?

May we be as courageous as the tender flower as it faces the elements.

When We Come Face to Face with Ourselves

It is difficult to see clearly through the fog

On those days when we are face to face with our own failures – when we feel weak and defeated – we can take heart and reflect on these words from Friday’s reading is from 1 Corinthians 15:

“By the grace of God I am what I am; God’s grace to me has not been ineffective.”

These are the words of a man, the apostle Paul, who saw his failing and who had to reconcile with his intolerant and murderous past. These are the words of a man who saw God working through his weaknesses.  So we, like him, need to be patient; it is not always clear to us what God is about.

May each of us also be able to look beyond our failures and near-misses, and see God at work.

How Will You Choose to Live?

Everything is a miracle

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

How will you choose to live?

Trusting that our God Walks with Us

We trust that our God walks with us on the path even when the way is not clear

Friday’s reading is from the 14th chapter of the Prophet Hosea.

Let the one who is wise understand these things;
let the one who is prudent know them.
Straight are the paths of the LORD,
in them the just walk,
but sinners stumble in them.