Tag Archives: Faith/Spirituality/Social Justice

Morning Offering: 12. 20. 22

Today’s Reflection: Gracious God,
Thank you for the gift of today.
Refresh me. Invite me to discover your presence
In each person that I meet
And every event that I encounter.
Teach me when to speak and when to listen
When to ponder and when to share.
In moments of challenge and decision
Attune my heart to the whisperings of your Wisdom.
As I undertake ordinary and unnoticed tasks,
Gift me with simple joy.
When my day goes well, may I rejoice.
When it grows difficult, surprise me with
New possibilities.
When life is overwhelming, call me to
Sabbath moments
To restore your Peace and Harmony.
May my living today reveal your Goodness. — Pat Bergen, C.S.J. (Congregation of St. Joseph).
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: 12. 16. 22

Today’s Reflection: As Christians, we are offered participation in the life of the divine Artist by the lives we live and those we carry, shelter, nourish, and love. — Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering, from the Theology of Home planner.
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: 12. 06. 22

Today’s Reflection: Let go of your plans. The first hour of the morning belongs to God. — St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
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: 12. 05. 22

Today’s Reflection: Prayer for Humility
Let me have too deep a sense of humor ever to be proud.
Let me know my absurdity before I act absurdly.
Let me realize that when I am humble I am most human,
most truthful, and most worthy of your serious consideration. — Daniel Lord, 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: 12. 04. 22

Today’s Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent — Advent is primarily about the coming of God, and only in a secondary way about asking, seeking, waiting and longing. There is hope, because we are unconditionally loved, whatever may be our failures, our tepidity, or our secret despair. The word “Come” is a bearer of mystery.— Maria Boulding, The Coming of God.
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: 12. 03. 22

Today’s Reflection: Lord, when we are anxious and confused, provide comfort and reassurance.
When we are idle and lazy, provide inspiration and energizing encouragement.
While we wait, ready our bodies, hearts, and minds to receive you.
As we tend to our Christian duties, do not delay.
Come, Lord, Jesus! Amen.
Come, Lord, Jesus! Amen. —Christopher Alt, 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: 12. 02. 22

Today’s Reflection: We pray for those who carry the heavy crosses of anger, hatred, and certainty. Theirs is a terrible burden to bear. — Assisi Project.
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: 01. 12. 22

Today’s Reflection: When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts peace in our hearts. — Unattributed.
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: 11. 13. 22

Today’s Reflection: Worth sharing – I was distant from God over the past week, mainly because of the desolation of my soul. Today, I let myself imagine that Jesus is still waiting for me in the same spot I had left Him. I went on a walkabout, and I returned to find He did not leave. — Social media post.
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: 11. 12. 22

Today’s Reflection: It is more likely that we will take notice of God in the wilderness than we will in the palace — Jackie Hill Perry.
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.