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July 22, 2016

St. Mary Magdalene, disciple of the Lord

2 Cor 5: 14-17

For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

New Creation

You are loved. By Jesus, by family, by friends, by strangers….TODAY the world needs love more than ever. In today’s first reading we are reminded that old things pass and this creates space for a fresh start. St. Paul announces that, “whoever is in Christ is a new creation.”

As a teacher, summer brings time for rest and rejuvenation. However, summer also has a tendency to fly by. It’s important to be present to the moment and cherish it.  Before we know it, a new school year will arrive.

Today, be mindful of the gifts of summer. Take a stroll in the park. Eat a tasty frozen treat. Smell the fresh produce at your local farmers’ market. Hear the laughter of children playing. Go outside and see your neighbors.

—Kathleen Cullen Ritter serves as Director of Campus Ministry at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Milwaukee, WI. She attended Marquette University and served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp in Bend, OR.

Prayer

Never has the world had a greater need for love than in our day. People are hungry for love. We don’t have time to stop and smile at each other. We are all in such a hurry! Pray. Ask for the necessary grace. Pray to be able to understand how much Jesus loved us, so that you can love others.

—Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Ignatius’s First Principle and Foundation says “The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into us without limit.” One of the ways in which we respond to the love God has given us is through prayer, not only personal prayer but community prayer as well. The Pastoral Ministry Center invites members of our Strake Jesuit Community to share their prayers with us: their concerns, joys, thanksgivings, so that we may walk with them in all these times of their lives.





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July 22, 2016

St. Mary Magdalene, disciple of the Lord

2 Cor 5: 14-17

For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

New Creation

You are loved. By Jesus, by family, by friends, by strangers….TODAY the world needs love more than ever. In today’s first reading we are reminded that old things pass and this creates space for a fresh start. St. Paul announces that, “whoever is in Christ is a new creation.”

As a teacher, summer brings time for rest and rejuvenation. However, summer also has a tendency to fly by. It’s important to be present to the moment and cherish it.  Before we know it, a new school year will arrive.

Today, be mindful of the gifts of summer. Take a stroll in the park. Eat a tasty frozen treat. Smell the fresh produce at your local farmers’ market. Hear the laughter of children playing. Go outside and see your neighbors.

—Kathleen Cullen Ritter serves as Director of Campus Ministry at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Milwaukee, WI. She attended Marquette University and served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp in Bend, OR.

Prayer

Never has the world had a greater need for love than in our day. People are hungry for love. We don’t have time to stop and smile at each other. We are all in such a hurry! Pray. Ask for the necessary grace. Pray to be able to understand how much Jesus loved us, so that you can love others.

—Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Please share the Good Word with your friends!