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Morning Offering: 10. 06. 22

Today’s Reflection:
Lord Jesus,
You teach us in your parable (the Good Samaritan) that there are two kinds of people – those who bend down to help and those who look the other way.
Which kind of people will we be?
We say, “Yes, Lord, I will love you and love my neighbor.”
But then we ask:
The migrant… is she my neighbor?
Those in poverty…are they my neighbors?
Victims of war across the world… are they neighbors?
One who faces racism… is he my neighbor?
Those disabled or elderly… are they my neighbors?
You remind us: Yes. All of us neighbors.
Show us how to love, Lord.
May we open our eyes.
May we emerge from our comfortable isolation.
May we build a world of compassion and dignity.
Lord Jesus, who was neighbor to all,
Help us to persevere in love.
Help us to restore dignity to the suffering.
Help us to build a society based not on exclusion, but on community.
Amen. — United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prayer inspired by the encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, by Pope Francis.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 10. 05. 22

Today’s Reflection: Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 10. 04. 22

Today’s Reflection: If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth. — Anthony De Mello SJ.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 03. 22

Today’s Reflection: Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. — Rumi.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 10. 02. 22

Today’s Reflection: No one likes to be excluded. Fear not, God’s house is big enough for all. — Jesuit prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 01. 22

Today’s Reflection: God,
Sometimes I get upset when I pray to you because I don’t get a response
Sometimes I get upset when I pray to you because I do get a response,
But it’s not the one I want,
But most of the time I don’t pray to you because I’m upset
About something else
And I don’t know how or where to start.

Just open my mouth, O Lord,
And let me speak — show me it’s okay to just let it flow,
To pour it all out like Job, like David,
Like me when I talk to my therapist —

let me feel your gentle, listening presence,
the subtle warmth of someone sitting close
the slight cues of nods and mmhmm’s
the patience and acceptance of someone who listens
Without butting in to fix, to correct, or to solve.

Help me to speak with you clearly and openly,
Even and especially when I’m angry, broken or frustrated —
Thank you, Lord, for your listening —
Help me to speak. Amen. — Fr. Garrett Gundlach, SJ
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 30. 22

Today’s Reflection: Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things. — Thomas Merton.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 09. 29. 22

Today’s Reflection: Lord, help me to seek You in all things and at all times. When darkness closes in, help me to discover the light You have revealed. Then help me to bring that light to a world in great need. Jesus, I trust in You. — My Catholic Life.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m

Morning Offering: 09. 27. 22

Today’s Reflection: May all I say and all I do be in harmony with thee. God within me. God beyond me. Maker of the Trees. — Chinook prayer, Pacific Northwest Coast, North America.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.