Connect! Sunday Reflections

A Spirit of Surrender

For Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Lent A couple weeks ago, one of the most esteemed media writers in American journalism died: David Carr, of The New York Times. He was fifty-eight. Carr had been battling lung cancer. It wasn’t the only battle he’d waged in his life; Carr was also a recovering […]

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Into the Desert

For Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1st Sunday of Lent Trappist Monk Thomas Merton introduced us to the wisdom and beauty of Eastern religious traditions. As a spiritual master, Merton discovered that many eastern practices and ideologies could bring a breath of insight and wisdom to his own spiritual tradition. For those looking to take seriously […]

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Do Everything for the Glory of God

For Sunday, February 15, 2015, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time I needed to get some work done, including this reflection, but my eleven-year-old son kept bugging me to play basketball in the driveway. It had been cold recently, but on this day in North Carolina, it was sunny and close to seventy degrees. So I […]

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Prophetic Voices

For Sunday, February 8, 2015, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Many Americans lived this past week without seeing or thinking about the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the end of World War II. CNN offered full coverage of the commemoration. Multinational leaders were present, as were religious […]

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