Respect

Slavery has been outlawed now in most parts of the world for over a hundred years. But abuse of human rights can still be seen and viewed from the standpoint of Jesus’ teachings and brought into line with true godliness and mutual respect for one another’s humanity.

-Br. David Allen, SSJE

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Process

We human beings may actually be part of God’s process, God’s expansiveness, God’s “becomingness.” After all, “In him we live and move and have our being.”

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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Reach

Our talk about God is characterized by figures of speech, metaphor, parables: using images of what is familiar to reach toward that which is beyond us. The remarkable thing is that we have this inclination to reach beyond at all.

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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Follow

By loving us first, God makes it possible for us to love others, and Jesus asks only that we share that love. But in so doing he tells us that we must take up our cross and follow him. Our hands must reach out, pick up the rough wood, and carry it — for ourselves and for others.

-Br. Robert L’Esperance, SSJE

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Love

Through our faith we observe the law of love, loving God with all our heart and all our soul and all our strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves. All of us can respond to God with faith, and hope, and love. Thanks be to God for his great gift of love!

-Br. David Allen, SSJE

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Act

I suspect we all have intuitions, even visions, of what God’s new heaven and new earth shall be like—the Hebrew prophets sketch this out a bit: the peaceable kingdom, justice, well-being and provision for all. For those of us who are impatient, we want all this now—we do not want to wait. We could sit and pout. Or, while we are all waiting for the mighty acts of God, we could do stuff. We can actually bring into being what we are waiting for, what we envision for the future.

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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Art

God’s art is the cosmos. The human arts, rooted and grounded in God’s own being, not only draw us onward into larger life, but they partake of the larger life of God. And this largeness, this expansiveness, this abundance, is a foretaste of the life to come.

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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Grace

God, our merciful Father, wants us to love one another. If you pray that you want to love someone who is difficult to love, God will give you grace and help you learn to love them.

-Br. David Allen, SSJE

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Paradox

There’s a paradoxical quality to living as Christians. We are called to live in this world for a time, fully engaging its joys and sorrows, seeking and serving Christ in all persons, striving for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being–as if this is the only world that really matters. And we are called to live in anticipation of the life to come, as if it, too, is the only world that really matters.

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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Paradox

There’s a paradoxical quality to living as Christians. We are called to live in this world for a time, fully engaging its joys and sorrows, seeking and serving Christ in all persons, striving for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being–as if this is the only world that really matters. And we are called to live in anticipation of the life to come, as if it, too, is the only world that really matters.

-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE

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