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The Spirit moves like wind, blowing where it will. We cannot predict nor contain it. When we think we’ve grasped God, we are overly confident in our knowledge. God is always more.

-Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE

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Silence

Listen to your life. Be silent at some point at least once every day. Enter the inner sanctuary of silence within your soul. Be attentive to the Spirit of God who dwells within you and who will speak within you, sometimes even too deep for words.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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Healing

God’s work is healing work: bringing health and wholeness to human lives – physically, emotionally, spiritually. We ourselves have been healed by Love, and we are to be agents of that same healing and love to others.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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Power

It is an extraordinary thought that God’s Spirit has come mightily upon us – and not just once, at our baptisms, but as with David, “from that day forward!” We each have that Spirit now –a great power which we can all upon every day. Call out that power! Come, Holy Spirit! And that Spirit, like the sun and the rain, will help the seeds which God has planted deep within us to grow and flourish.

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit encourages us in sudden epiphanies and cherished dreams, in providential encounters with loved ones and wise guides, and in times of waiting, when the strength of our courage or faith may be put to the test. For the one who is ready, the Holy Spirit stands ready as a collaborator in our sanctification.

-Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE

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Pentecost

We need not fear any longer. We need not fear God, nor the other, nor death any longer, because Pentecost has healed Babel and Easter Day has healed Good Friday. This is the promise of Easter, and of Pentecost. And we share that promise as we emerge dripping wet from the waters of baptism, marked with the sign of the cross as Christ’s own forever.

-Br. James Koester, SSJE

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Journey

God gives us the tools we need in order to take the next step. God is with us on our faith journey, and while we may not fully understand, all we have to do is follow him by word and example, and we will come to know the abundant life God wants to share with us.

-Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE

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Now

To cultivate wisdom you need not read another book, nor watch another Ted talk, nor earn another academic degree, nor visit another monastery, nor travel to the ends of the earth. Be where you are, which is where God is with you. Say “yes” to life on the terms that God is giving you life just now; pay attention to your life.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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Kingdom of God

As followers of Jesus you and I have good news to proclaim. That good news is a message of release, recovery, and liberation for the poor. That is the mission of God. That is our mission. What does it involve for you? What is the something you will do to bring about the kingdom of God?

-Br. James Koester, SSJE

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