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Friday, November 21 2014 4:07pm

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St. Ignatius of Loyola begins his Spiritual Exercises with The First Principle & Foundation. He writes: 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. All the things in this world are gifts of God, presented to us so that we can know God more easily and make a return of love more readily. As a result, we appreciate and use all these gifts of God insofar as they help us develop as loving persons. But if any of these gifts become the center of our lives, they displace God and so hinder our growth toward our goal. In everyday life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance before all of these created gifts insofar as we have a choice and are not bound by some obligation. We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or short one. For everything has the potential of calling forth in us a deeper...

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Song: Love & Truth Will Meet Scriptural Basis: Psalm 85:11-12 I. THEME Faith and Hope Will Reign II. Opening Prayer Dear Lord, we ask you to fill us with the inspiration to be more aware of Your presence in our lives. We ask you to grant us peace of mind so that we can constantly be instruments of Your justice. We ask you to imbue us with your truth so that we can truly be vessels of your love. Grant us the grace to feel Your love in our neighbors and to be inspired to speak only of Your truth. Give us the courage to hope despite the many difficulties we experience, and we pray that we may always be strengthened in our faith in You as we do our share in the creation of a better world. III. Lyrics of the Song/Scripture Passages Love & Truth Will Meet (Psalm 85:11-12) Love and truth will meet. Justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth. Justice will look down from heaven. IV. Reflection Lack of understanding, hate, killings, violence, political bickering,...

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I. THEME Christ transforms the whole world through his Body & Blood II. OPENING PRAYER (Adapted from The Liturgy of the Hours) Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist to celebrate and make present in our world today Your suffering, dying, and rising. May every celebration of Your sacrifice help us to experience the salvation You have won for us. By partaking of the bread and wine transformed into Your Body and Blood, may our lives become like Yours – lived in fullness in self-giving love. Send us Your Spirit and transform our hearts, our minds, our wills – our whole selves. Use us that we may draw all people and all creation into Your kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. III. LYRICS & SCRIPTURAL PASSAGE (Scripture Passage – Jn 6:48-57) [And Jesus answered them . . .] "I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it...


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