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PRACTICE WHAT YOU TEACH

May we learn to say "thank you" to God and to one another. We teach children to do it, and then we forget to do it ourselves.

REFLECTION: For today, say thank you to others outside your family -- in your community, your church, or in your workplace.

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SAY THANK YOU

Saying "thank you" is such an easy thing, and yet so hard! How often do we say "thank you" to one another in our families! These are essential words for our life in common.

REFLECTION: For today, remember to say a simple but sincere thanks to members of your family -- not just for preparing a meal, caring for a child, or earning a wage, but for being a loving, present member of your family.

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VIOLENCE IS NEVER THE ANSWER

At this moment in which we are praying intensely for peace, this word of the Lord touches us to the core, and essentially tells us: there is a more profound war that we must all fight! It is the firm and courageous decision to renounce evil and its enticements and to choose the good.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the conversion of those who use violence against others, that they would fight the evil that tempts their hearts.

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IN THANKSGIVING

If we can realize that everything is God's gift, how happy will our hearts be! Everything is his gift. He is our strength!

REFLECTION: For today, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, give thanks to God for all you've received, and remember those who are less fortunate. Perhaps plan to volunteer at a shelter that provides Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless.

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11/20/20 6:38 A

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PRAYER FOR SOCIAL WORKERS

When it comes to social issues, it is one thing to have a meeting to study the problem of drugs in a slum neighborhood and quite another thing to go there, live there and understand the problem from the inside and study it.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for social workers and humanitarians who have the courage to go directly to the needy tin order to more fully understand their situations and provide help.

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11/19/20 6:40 A

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BELOVED CHILDREN

A child is loved because he is one's child: not because he is beautiful, or because he is like this or like that; no, because he is a child! Not because he thinks as I do, or embodies my dreams. A child is a child: a life generated by us but intended for him, for his good, for the good of the family, of society, of mankind as a whole.

Reflection: For today, pray for children, that they will have opportunities to love and be loved, to achieve their potential, and to fulfill God's plan for them.


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BELOVED CHILDREN

A child is loved because he is one's child: not because he is beautiful, or because he is like this or like that; no, because he is a child! Not because he thinks as I do, or embodies my dreams. A child is a child: a life generated by us but intended for him, for his good, for the good of the family, of society, of mankind as a whole.

Reflection: For today, pray for children, that they will have opportunities to love and be loved, to achieve their potential, and to fulfill God's plan for them.


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11/18/20 6:29 A

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DREAM OF HAPPY FAMILIES

I am very fond of dreams....For nine months every mother and father dream about their baby. Am I right? [Yes!] They dream about what kind of child he or she will bee....You can't have a family without dreams. Once a family loses the ability to dream, children do not grow, love does not grow.

REFLECTION: For today, allow the dreams of happy family life to guide you to show love and give love -- to your children and spouse, if you are married. If you are single, through your kindness, reveal God's love to the people that the Lord has given to you in your life: to parents, neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances.

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11/17/20 6:36 A

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SAFEGUARD YOUR LIGHT

The mission of giving light to the world is so beautiful! It is also beautiful to keep the light we have received from Jesus, protecting it and safeguarding it.

REFLECTION: For today, safeguard the ight of Jesus within you - vow to never let the world quench that light. Entrust your cares to the Lord, and ask God to give you strength when your obstacles seem insurmountable.

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11/16/20 6:32 A

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ETHICAL POLITICS

There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would product in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political leaders.

REFLECTION: Pray that our political leaders will find the courage to make policy decisions that are fair for all, including the most needy among us.

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11/15/20 7:21 A

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STRIP YOURSELF OF WORLDLINESS

Someone could say: Of what must the Church divest herself? Today she must strip herself of a very grave danger, which threatens every person in the Church, everyone: the danger of worldliness. The Christian cannot coexist with the spirit of the world, with the worldliness that leads us to vanity, to arrogance, to pride.

REFLECTION: For today, be aware of times you may act prideful or arrogant toward others and resolve to strip yourself of these tendencies.

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11/14/20 6:26 A

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CREATED TO DO GOOD

The root of this possibility of doing good --- that we all have --- is in creation.... The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil.

REFLECTION: For today, remember that God created us all to do good, regardless of our culture or inherited political or religious beliefs. Refrain from focusing on the differences and shortcomings of people, and instead focus on their potential to do good.

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11/12/20 6:29 A

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PRAY FOR AN END TO WAR

War is madness. It is the suicide of humanity. It is an act of faith in money, which for the mighty of this earth is more important than people

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the end to war and for an increased understanding among people of all nations.

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IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY

Present generations should express their full recognition to all those who made such a heavy sacrifice. (Pope Francis's message commemorating the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy.)

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the veterans of all wars, that they may find the strength to overcome injuries and traumatic memories, and live in peace the remainder of their days. Pray for veterans who have died, that they may find solace in the arms of the Lord.

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11/10/20 6:14 A

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RESPECT THE YOUTH

I have been closely following the news reports of the many young people who throughout the world have taken to the streets in order to express their desire for a more just and fraternal society....It is the young who want to be the protagonists of change.

REFLECTION: For today, resolve to recognize the work and optimism of today's youth. Be truthful and candid with those younger than you. Show them respect as you would your peers. Avoid condescension.

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GIVE SOMETHING

None of us can say, "I have nothing to do with this, they govern"...I have to do my best b participating in politics according to my ability. Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because is serves the common good. I cannot wash my hands, eh? We all have to give something!

REFLECTION: For today, refuse to wash your hands of the problems of the world. You need not be a politician to work for change.

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READY TO MEET GOD

All of us will experience sundown, all of us! Do we look at it with hope? Do we look with that joy at being welcomed by the Lord?

REFLECTION: For today, at or near sunset, contemplate how you might feel when you approach the end of your days. Will you be ready to meet God? What can you do now to get ready?

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APPEARANCES ARE FLEETING

So many Christians live for appearances ... their life seems like a soap bubble...pretty, it's colorful, but it lasts for a second.

REFLECTION: For today, resolve to spend more time growing your heart and your understanding of others and less time on managing your outward appearance to others.

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PRAY FOR SINCERE AND CAPABLE LEADERS

I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots -- and not simply the appearances -- of the evil in our world!

REFLECTION: For today, pray that each candidate or newly elected government official takes time to self-reflect and to listen to the voices of his or her constituents.

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CARING LEADERS

I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare.

REFLECTION: For today, read as much as you can about the beliefs of each of your newly elected political representatives. Plan to get involved by working for change if you disagree with something happening in your community.

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PRAY FOR THOSE WHO GOVERN

Let us pray for leaders .... that they govern us well. That they bring our homeland, our nations, our world, forward to achieve peace and the common good.

REFLECTION: For today, pray that the Holy Spirit would guide citizens as they choose their political leaders so that the leaders who will best serve the common good would be chosen.

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CALLED TO SERVE

Every man and woman who assumes the responsibility of governing should ask themselves these two questions: Do I love my people, so that I may better serve them? And am I humble enough to hear the opinions of others so as to choose the best way of governing?

REFLECTION: For today, pray for our elected officials and those who are soon to be elected, that they may be guided by wisdom and serve the best interests of our communities and our nation.

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PRAYING FOR ALL SOULS

If today we remember our brothers and sisters who have gone before us in life and are in Heaven, it is because they have been washed in the blood of Christ. This is our hope: the hope of Christ's blood! It is a hope that does not disappoint. If we walk with the Lord in life, he will never disappoint us!

REFLECTION: For today, remember all who have gone before us, especially your family members and close friends. Take comfort in your loving memories of them, and ask the Lord to bring them into his presence. Remember also the holy souls who may have been forgotten; pray that they may see the face of God.

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A DAY OF HOPE

Hope is a little like leaven that expands our souls. There are difficult moments in life, but with hope the soul goes forward and looks ahead to what awaits us. Today is a day of hope. Our brothers and sisters are in the presence of God and we shall also be there, through the pure grace of the Lord, if we walk alone the way of Jesus!

REFLECTION: For today, All Saints' Day, research a patron saint of importance to you -- perhaps someone related to your profession or a special interest. Pray for his or her intercession on your behalf.

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PRAY FOR THE FRAGILE

The victims of this ]throwaway] culture are precisely the weakest and the most fragile human beings - the unborn, the poorest, the sick and elderly the seriously handicapped, etc. - who are in danger of being "thrown away," expelled from a system that must be efficient at all costs.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the elderly, sick, and disabled, that they will receive necessary care and find comfort in the Lord's presence. Pray for the tender loving service of their caregivers.

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HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

Human self-understanding changes with tiem and so also human consciousness deepens. Let us think of when slavery was accepted r the death penalty was allowed without a problem. So we grow in the understanding of the truth.

REFLECTION: For today, reflect on the ways people, as a whole, have grown in understanding of the truth. Thank God for the strides that have been make to overcome racism and other conditions, and pray God will continue to deepen our understanding and growth in the truth.

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BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Jesus said it many times: Do not be afraid."...Do not be afraid, go forward, build bridges of peacec, play on a team, and make the future better. Remember that the future is in your hands.

REFLECTION: For today, condiser ways you can encourage young people to not lose hope, to work together for the good of the future. Watch fo opportunities to educate and motivate.

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GOD'S TENDERNESS

How much the world needs tenderness today! Te patience of God, the closeness of God, the tenderness of God.

REFLECTION: For today, make it a point to demonstrate God's tenderness through your actions. Hug your family and those close to you. Avoid harsh words.

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DO YOUR PART FOR THE EARTH

The consequences of environmental changes ... remind us of the gravity of neglect and inaction. The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find appropriate solutions only if we act together and in agreement.

REFLECTION: For today, do you part to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Use less electricity, walk instead of driving, when possible and recycle what you can.

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REMEMBER TE HOMELESS

Today we also have to say "thou shalt not" to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when and elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points!

REFLECTION: For today, remember that many homeless will be without shelter during the upcoming winter months. Donate gently used coats and blankets to a shelter. Consider organ izing a drive in your church or school to collect blankets for the homeless.

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FIGHT FOR THE UNBORN

Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to den them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking the lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this.

REFLECTION: For today, investigate ways you can become involved in fighting abortion through your parish. Consider participating in the March for Life next January.

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LEARN ABOUT HUNGER

I ask everyone to reflect on the problem of the loss and waste of food to identify ways and approaches which, by seriously dealing with this problem, convey solidarity and sharing with the underprivileged.

REFLECTION: For today, educate yourself about hunger in the United States. What are the underlying causes? What challenges do the hungry face? How many people go without a meal in the United States each day? Understanding is one key to learning how to help.

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BRING GOD'S CONSOLATION TO OTHERS

People today certainly need words, but most of all they need us to bear witness to the mercy and tenderness of the Lord, which warms the heart, rekindles hope, and attracts people toward the good. What a joy it is to bring God's consolation to others!

REFLECTION: For today, bring the consolation of God's love to someone who you think needs it. Perhaps bring a meal to someone who is homebound and lonely -- if you don't know of anyone contact you local church to see if they know of anyone who could use a prepared meal.

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USE YOUR TIME TO PRAY

Today what counts as news is, maybe a scandal. A scandal: ah this is news! Today, the thought that a great many children do not have food to eat is not news. This is serious, this is serious! We cannot put up with this!

REFLECTION: For today, avoid spending time reading about celebrity scandals as a form of entertainment. Instead, use those few minutes to pray for those who are hungry and suffering right now, that the Lord would guide their path and help them find the food they need.

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PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN

Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as "unnecessary." For example, it is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day; children being used as soldiers, abused and killed in armed conflicts; and children being bought and sold in that terrible form of modern slavery which is human trafficking, which is a crime again humanity.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the suffering children of the world, that they would be delivered from abuse, trafficking and other bad situations and that their lives woudl be restored to the fullness God desires for them.

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FOCUS ON THE POOR

If the investments in the banks fall slightly .... a tragedy ... But if people die of hunger, if they have nothing to eat, if they have poor health, it does not matter! This is our crisis today!

REFLECTION: For today, pray that the world focus more of its attention and energies on resolving the tragedy of poverty and hunger. What can you do to alleviate these burdens? Invest some thought into answering this question, and if you already respond to the needs of the hungry, continue your good work.

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BECOME A LITTLE POORER

Poverty today is a cry. We must all think about whether we can become a little poorer. This is something we must all do. How I can become a little poorer to be more like Jesus, who was the poor Teacher. This is the thing.

REFLECTION: For today, plan to sacrifice one thing in order to donate to someone less fortunate so that that person can have his or her basic needs met.

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SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE

This culture of waste has also made us insensitive to wasting and throwing out excess foodstuffs, which is especially condemnable when, in every part of the world, unfortunately, many people and families suffer hunger and malnutrition. There was a time when our grandparents were very careful not to throw away any leftover food.

REFLECTION: For today, reflect on the problem of the loss and waste of food. Consider contributing to a local food bank, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or donating to a cause that helps feed the hungry.

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AN INTERIOR PILGRIMAGE

I invite you to immerse yourself in the joy of the Gospel and nurture a love that can light up your vocation and your mission. I urge each of you to recall, as if you were making an interior pilgrimage, that first love with which the Lord Jesus Christ warmed your heart, not for the sake of nostalgia but in order to persevere in joy.

REFLECTION: For today, reflect n your life and growth as a Christian. Think about when you first began to know Jesus and how it changed your life and helped you grow in grace and love.

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DON'T WASTE FOOD

Let us remember well, however, that whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor, from the hungry! I ask everyone to reflect on the problem of the loss and waste of food.

REFLECTON: For today, recycle food at home by finding creative ways to use your leftovers in your next meal. If you dine out, don't leave food on your plate - ask for a takeout container. If your organization, church, or place of work has an event with food, donate any leftovers to a food bank or to an organization that feeds the hungry. Teach your children not to waste food.

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CHOOSE LIFE

Too often, as we know from experience people do not choose life, they do not accept the "Gospel of Life" but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others.

REFLECTION: For today, let your heart be life-giving to others in the world. Look for simple ways to help a life-giving or life-saving cause or to help someone who is struggling under life's burdens.

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A VOICE FOR PEACE

Peace is a gift of God, but requires our efforts. Let us be people of peace in prayer and deed.

REFLECTION: For today, ask, How can I be a voice for peace, and how can I make myself heard?

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THE TREASURE OF LOVE

In each one of you there is a chest, a box, and inside there's a treasure. Your job is to open the chest and pull out the treasure, make it grow, and give it to others, and receive the treasure of others.

REFLECTION: For today, consider how you can grow the treasure of your love -- through prayer, service and opening yourself to God. Don't wait for it to keep growing before you give it to others; the sooner you give love, the sooner you will receive it.

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EVALUATE YOUR MOTIVES

At times it seems that we are repeating today what happened at Babel: division, the incapacity to understand one another, rivalry, envy, egoism. What do I do with my life? Do I create unity around me? Or do I cause division, by gossip, criticism, or envy? What do I do? Let us think about that.

REFLECTION: For today, follow the advice of our Holy Father, ad ask these tough questions of yourself. Do you promote unity among friends or in the workplace, or have you caused rifts? How can you aim to be a better Christian in the future?

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FEED THE HUNGRY

In a world where there is such great wealth, so many resources for giving food to everyone, it is impossible to understand how there could be so many hungry children.

For today, collect canned goods and extra food from your pantry, and deliver them to a food pantry. If your parish or local food pantry sponsors an Adopt-A-Family program for the upcoming holidays, sign up and begin to gather your donations.

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CHERISH THE CHILDREN

In the Gospel, Jesus welcomes children, he embraces them and blesses them .... We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for single mothers and for any woman who is pregnant and scared, and for children and young adults who live in difficult home situations. Consider on way you can help -- through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Birthright, or Catholic Charities centers for pregnant women.

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SEEK GOD N EVERY LIFE

You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.

REFLECTION: For today, strive to find the good in every person you encounter. Look for the face of God in their faces. Refrain from judging, and trust God to find a way into each person's heart.

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SPEAK UP FOR THE EARTH

All peoples of the earth, all men and women of good will --- all of us must raise our voices in defense of these two precious gifts: peace and nature or Sister Mother Earth as St. Francis of Assisi called her.

REFLECTION: For today, speak out in some small way in defense f nature. research policies regarding recycling or cleanup sites in your community and write a letter to your elected official in support of good environmental programs.

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SPEAK UP FOR THE EARTH

All peoples of the earth, all men and women of good will --- all of us must raise our voices in defense of these two precious gifts: peace and nature or Sister Mother Earth as St. Francis of Assisi called her.

REFLECTION: For today, speak out in some small way in defense f nature. research policies regarding recycling or cleanup sites in your community and write a letter to your elected official in support of good environmental programs.

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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, MAN OF PEACE

That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi. For me, he is a man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we? He is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man.

REFLECTION: For today, on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, spend some time in the outdoors, if possible, in praise of God's creation. If you have pets, thank God for their loving devotion.

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RESPECT THE VULNERABLE

Eve the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

REFLECTION: For today, consider how you show respect for the vulnerable among us. If possible, plan an outing to a retirement center, a soup kitchen or a food pantry, and let your behavior toward others be an example.


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THE FACE OF CHRIST

And every elderly person, even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ.

REFLECTION: For today, remember that respect for life involves more than caring for the unborn; it means respect for all life, including the elderly and infirm. Pray for the elderly who are ill or lonely, that they may find peace and companionship through their relationship with God and others.

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RESPECT LIFE

Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord.

REFLECTION: For today, as we start Respect Life Month, pray for all unborn children that they parents will have the courage to choose life.

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PRAYER KEEPS A FAMILY STRONG

The husband for his wife, the wife for her husband, both together for their children, the children for their grandparents ... praying for each other. This is what it means to pray in the family and it is what makes the family strong: prayer.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for your family, and pray as a family. Set aside the same block of time each day to do this, so that you will not let the opportunity slide by.

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THE GIFT OF COMMUNICATION

The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.

REFLECTION: For today, be truly present to those you talk to -- discern their needs in that moment. Do they need you to support them, to stand against negative thoughts, or simply to give them space and not add to their burdens? Be thoughtful of their needs!

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THE PERFECT FAMILY

The perfect family does not exist, nor a perfect husband or wife...We sinners exist. Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret don't let a day end without asking forgiveness, without peace returning to our home, to our family.

REFLECTION: For today, if you find yourself in conflict with a loved one, don't say good night or goodbye without first making peace, even if it means asking forgiveness.

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CELEBRATE FAMILY

The life of a family is filled with beautiful moments: rest, meals together, walks in the park or the countryside, visits to grandparents.... But if love is missing, joy is missing, nothing is fun. Jesus always gives us that love: he is its endless source.

REFLECTION: For today, organize a fun outing with your family sometime soon. Plan to begin your outing with a family prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus for being a loving presence in your daily lives.

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THE POWER OF APOLOGY

Peace is made each day in the family: "Please forgive me," and then you start over. Please, thank you, sorry!...Let us say these words in our families! To forgive one another each day!

REFLECTION: For today, take care to admit when you have made an error. Ask forgiveness from those you love, even if pride makes you want to stay silent.

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TAKE CARE OF STRANGERS

Take care of weakest brothers and sisters ... Namely take care of the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and foreigners because we will be judged on this.

REFLECTION: For today, aim to help at least one stranger, not because of how it makes you feel, but because it is the right thing to do. Even the smallest actions can help make the world a better place.

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WATCH OUT FOR GOSSIP

The disease of gossiping, grumbling and back-biting .... It is the disease of cowardly persons who lack the courage to speak out directly, but instead speak behind other people's back .... Brothers, let us be on our guard against the terrorism of gossip!

REFLECTION: For today, aspire to not indulge in -- or even listen to -- gossip. Encourage others to avoid gossip by refusing to participate. If you need to confront a problem or a situation, take courage and do so directly -- the Lord is with you always.

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LET GO OF NEGATIVITY

Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to speak badly of others, not to criticize, not to gossip, but rather to love everyone.

REFLECTION: For today, pause before you speak -- avoid the temptation to cut down someone else. Let go of negative thoughts for greater healthy and happiness.

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THE ROOT OF PEACE

Prayer is at the root of peace.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for peace in your country, throughout the world, and in your heart. Trust in the power of prayer to achieve great things.

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FAIRNESS AND GENEROSITY

Men and women have faith, but split the Tablets of the Law: "Yes, I do this." - "But do you give alms?" -- "Yes, I always send a check to the Church." -- "Okay, But at your Church, at your home, with those who depend on you, whether they are your children, your grandparents, your employees, are you generous, are your fair?...{You Cannot} make offerings to the Church on the shoulders of injustice."

REFLECTION: For today, reflect on how you treat those who depend on your. Do you always try to be fair generous, and evenhanded? If not, what steps can you take to correct this?

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RECEIVE PEACE

Peace is a gift of God which today too must find hearts willing to receive it and to toil to be builders of reconciliation and peace.

REFLECTION: For today, open your heart to God's Gift of peace. Pray for others to receive the same gift.

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WISDOM OF THE AGED

But let me ask you: Do you listen to your grandparents? Do you open your hearts to the memories that your grandparents passed on? Grandparents are like the wisdom of the family, they are the wisdom of a people.

REFLECTION: For today, ask older family members to tell you about their lives and the lessons they've learned. Listening is the foundation of communication. Older persons have acquired much wisdom that we can receive from them.

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TREASURE THE ELDERLY

Sometimes we cast the elderly aside, but they are a precious treasure: to cast them aside is an injustice and an irreparable loss.

REFLECTION: For today, resolve to set aside a block of time on the same day each week to visit and elderly relative. Mark it on your calendar, and plan to keep the appointment. Or, if you have no elderly relatives nearby, look for ways to reach out to older persons in your church or local community.

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CELEBRATE THE YOUNG AND THE OLD

Caring for our little ones and for our elders is a choice for civilization. And also for the future, because the little ones , the children, the young people will carry society forward by the strength, their youth, and the elderly people will carry it forward by their wisdom, their memory, which they must give to us all.

REFLECTION: For today, consider your attitude toward the elderly. Do you sometimes not notice the elderly? Take care to give special respect to the elderly persons you meet in your day to day life, and take time to reach out to elderly family members - listen to them, learn from them, and honor them.

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GIVE OF YOURSELF

Lord, teach us to step outside ourselves. Teach us to go out into the streets and manifest your lofe.

REFLECTION: For today, aim to move out of your comfort zone and focus more on others than on yourself. How can you make a positive impact?

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

As religious leaders, we are obliged to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights ... As such, any violence which seeks religious justification warrants the strongest condemnation because the Omnipotent is the God of life and peace.

REFLECTION: For today, have courage to condemn violations against human rights and human dignity that may be in your community or city. You need not be a religious leader to assume the duty to speak ut against hatred.


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HATRED OFFENDS GOD

All this gravely offends God and humanity. Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God. War is not to be waged in the name of God.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for all people and governments to realize how greatly violence offends God, and to wage peace and love, not war.

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GOD IS LOVE

Saying that one can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.!

REFLECTION: For today, pray for the conversion of those who kill in God's name -- and remember that Jesus gave his life for sinners. Pray that the Prince of Peace would come to reign in their hearts. Try also to keep your own anger in check so that peace would reign in your own heart more deeply

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PRAY FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON 9/11

Let us implore from on high the gift of commitment to the cause of peace. Peace in our homes, our families,our schools, and our communities. Peace in all those places where war never seems to end. Peace for those faces which have known nothing but pain. Peace throughout this world which God has given us as the home of all and a home for all. Simply PEACE.

REFLECTION:For today, pray for the conversion of hearts, that all people may use peaceful means to attain their legitimate interests. Remember those who have lost their lives to terrorism and violence, and pray for the families and communities that have suffered from this devastation.

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AVOID CYNICISM; TAKE ACTION

Let us not fall into humiliating indifference or a monotonous routine that prevents us from discovering what is new! Let us ward off destructive cynicism! Let us open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity , and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!

REFLECTION: For today, take a break from your work or chores to notice what is happening in the world. Read the news with an open mind and an open heart; consider one way in which you might help a brother or sister in need through a donation, action, or prayer.

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ASK FOR GRACE

Let us ask the Lord for the grace to have sincere faith, a faith which is not negotiated according to the opportunities that are presented.

REFLECTION: For today, ask the Lord to strengthen you faith in him. When life gets hectic and your days are overflowing with activity, keep you spiritual eyes fixed on Jesus, and your faith in him will keep you grounded and at peace.

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ASK MARY TO GUIDE YOU

Victory is for those who continually arise without being discouraged. If we imitate Mary, we cannot keep our arms folded, only complaining, or perhaps dodging the hard work that others do and which is our responsibility.

REFLECTION: For today, on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ask her for guidance in completing difficult task throughout the day. Do not be afraid to humbly put in the hard work necessary to solve important problems at work, in the community, and in the world -- remember, with God all things are possible.

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LEARN FROM PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

A motor, sensory or mental limitation cam be a reason for closing in on ourselves, but it can also become, thanks to the love of parents, siblings, and friends, an incentive to openness, sharing and really communication with all.

REFLECTION: For today, learn more about the experience of someone with a disability. If you know someone with a disability, whether a child or an adult, step out of your comfort zone and ask them about the struggle -- and go beyond that -- amid the struggle, what are his or her other hopes, struggles, frustrations, and dreams?

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PUT FAITH INTO ACTION

One might ask "I''m a serious Catholic, Father, it's really gratifying....I always go to Mass, every Sunday, I take Communion." ..."Okay. But how is your relationship with your employee? Do you pay them under the table? Do you pay them a fair wage? Do you make contributions for their pension? For their health and social security?"

REFLECTION: For today, ask, Do I live my faith in my daily life? Doe my faith show in how I treat my co-workers, my employees, or my subordinates?

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THE VALUE OF WORK

It is a form of suffering, the shortage of work --- that leads you --- excuse me if I am coming [off] a little strong but I am telling the truth --- to feel that you are deprived of dignity!

REFLECTION: For today, choose one aspect of your work, and strive to improve your skill in that area. Remember that even God worked masterfully for six long days when he made all of creation. Pray for those who are looking for work, that they may find the strength to maintain their sense of dignity and confidence throughout the process.

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LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS

At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable.

REFLECTION: For today, try to put everyone else you meet before yourself. Small things matter. Hold open the door for the person behind you, help someone get an item off the upper shelf in the grocery store, buy lunch for the homeless person on the sidewalk. Find small ways to put others' needs ahead of your own.

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DO YOUR BEST WORK

Take care of your work, performing it with enthusiasm, with humility, with skill, with passion, with a mind that knows how to thank the Lord.

REFLECTION: For today, in honor of Labor Day this month, do your work to the best of your abilities and pray for the unemployed. Thank God for this gift of employment, or if you are out of work, ask for his guidance in finding a job.

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THE PROMISE OF YOUTH

Our generation will show that it can rise tot he promise found in each young person when we know hot to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be.

REFLECTION: For today, reflect on how to be supportive and understanding of youth. Model for them the correct path by living a life of service, support, and understanding. If possible, volunteer at a local church your group or community youth association.

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WOMEN AND FAITH

Remember where your faith comes from, who gave it to you, the Holy Spirit through your mother and grandmother ... the beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers, the beautiful service of those women who act as mothers and the women in the family --- she might even be a housekeeper, maybe an aunt --- in passing on the faith.

REFLECTION: For today, recall how your own mother or grandmother may have passed on the gift of faith. As a Christian model, how are you passing on the faith to your own children or to others? If you have children yourself, think of some concrete actions you (and your spouse) can take to raise your family in a faith filled home.

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BUILDING PEACE

Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment.

REFLECTION: For today, pray for peace and justice among people throughout the world. Pray for an end to terrorism and war, and pray for forgiveness and reconciliation between nations.

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RESPECT GOD'S WORK

A Christian who doesn't safeguard creation, who doesn't make it flourish, is a Christian who isn't concerned with God's work, that work born of God's love for us.

REFLECTION: For today, consider ways you can show your appreciation for God's work by helping to safeguard our environment. Consider how you can be a good steward of good and resources and what you can do to protect God's creation your daily life.

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life. Be amazed by what is true and beautiful. Be amazed by what is true and beautiful, what is of God!

REFLECTION: For today, reflect on the amazing and beautiful things God has done in your life and write some of them down. The next time you are having a bad day or experiencing doubts, pull out your list and reread it.

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