Wednesday’s Word

Be inspired and encouraged with a weekly reflection on God’s Word and every day life.


 

Can There Ever Be Enough Time?

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

If you are reading this, please tell me, do you ever have enough time in your life? If you said “yes,” let me know how, please! Our lives are pretty much controlled by time: good time, bad time; time clocks, time cards; day time, night time; wasted time, precious time; and my personal favorite, “free” time, just to name a few. Continue reading →

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The Force Awakens: Or Why I Wake Early

Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP
Blog by Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP

I saw the latest Star Wars film over the Christmas holiday and loved it. It was entertaining, funny, and exciting and I left the theater feeling really good. This new episode is about the Force coming back to the collective consciousness. The Force awakens in Rey, the new generation heroine, a lonely abandoned orphan girl with special powers, who becomes more awake to the Force within her as the film progresses. She promises to be a continuing presence in this saga. Continue reading →

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Listen to the Call

Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP
Blog by Sr. Janet Schlichting, OP

Since Advent began this liturgical year, we have contemplated Call: our call to God in the voices of the prophets, our yearning to be saved, heard, healed; our pleas for God to “Renew the face of the earth.” With all generations we call God to remember the promises to the people who are God’s own. Continue reading →

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Tattooed Forever

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

“And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly, the heavens were opened to him and there was the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3: 16-17

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The Bike on the Corner

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

 

Every evening, a young man comes home from his day’s events, parks his bike and chains it to the stop sign on the corner across from our Peace Center in New Orleans. Every morning when we are at prayers, we can see that the bike is still there. Nothing too unusual one might say; except that there have been a rash of bicycle thefts in the neighborhood. So, what is so special about this one bike that no one seems to prize it as they do others? Maybe there is some secret protector watching over it? Continue reading →

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