Sunday May 12: Diving for Pearls

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  • Sunday May 12: Diving for Pearls
    • Posted by pbegeman on May 10, 2024 at 1:36 am #144454

      To Practice

      • Reflect on the readings and meditations in the manner of Lectio Divina and notice what the Spirit reveals to you about your relationship with God and/or your human relationships.
      • Kavanagh invites us to find God in the ‘bits and pieces of every day’, to look for Pearls in our daily encounters. Ponder where you last encountered Christ and offer thanks for that witness.

      You may re-read the full email reflection here:


    • Posted by tcf2_comcast_net on May 12, 2024 at 1:29 pm #144487

      Where I FIRST encountered Christ was when I was in early recovery fro alcoholism,  30 years ago.  The words “let’s go pray” came o to my mind.  The idea they prayer was something we do together, me and Him.

      last time was yesterday when I was despairing of events in lotics and the world.  During the night I centered using the name

      of Jesus as a sacred word in Rhythm with my breath.  I the morning as I was standing by  the toaster in the kitchen something seemed to say to me “trust. Eternity.”  Not heard. Sort of felt

    • Posted by Frank Pendola on May 13, 2024 at 8:04 am #144493

      After spending decades as a music minister in a community without any real access to contemplative spirituality , the Teachings from The Mystery of Christ have enabled me to fill in the gaps , so to speak. The practice of Liturgy and The Eucharist had become stagnant for me.

      Thomas’s reflection on The Ascension this week in “Word Of The Week” is a perfect example.

      I feel as though I’d been drawing a lot of breath in a very closed and stuffy space for a very long time. The Practice of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, and sound contemplative teaching like this, have enabled me to breathe in some fresh air! Someone opened a window! And what do you know… the words and symbols, the practice of Eucharist, are now part of an awakened , renewed, ever deepening Faith.

      I am grateful for every breath.

      Frank Pendola









    • Posted by linda rhead on May 23, 2024 at 12:23 am #144869

      “This faith finds Christ not only in the beauty of nature…but also in the malice and injustice of people or institutions, and in the inexplicable suffering of the innocent. Even there it finds the same infinite love expressing the hunger of God for humanity, a hunger that God intends to satisfy.”

      I asked, “what are today’s ‘even there’ scenes?” I open my eyes of my heart and open the news. So many “even theres”. I pray God strengthen my faith and use me as only God is able to bring love to the “even theres” of my world and make daily attempts to satisfy God’s hunger for humanity. <3 linda

      • Posted by pbegeman on May 23, 2024 at 4:06 pm #144885

        Amen. Thank you for your intentional participation on this planet, Linda. – Pamela

    • Posted by tcf2_comcast_net on May 23, 2024 at 5:34 pm #144886

      Oh, my. Even there.  In  the ER monday where my wife’s treatment kept getting interrupted with trauma calls

      with my friend Gary who has brain vascular is.

      with Richard who wants to gst drink as soon as he is out of prison.

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