Monday, July 14, 2008

Minute Meditations

Tracy posts some excellent minute mediations each week. (One minute being about all I can concentrate for during these lazy days of summer.) Some of my favorites:

The Eucharist

The celebration of the Eucharist is not meant to be an hour of entertainment. God is not there to put on a flashy show that will raise the roof, and we’re not there to watch one. The celebration of the Eucharist is an action, one that requires our participation, one that begins and ends out there, beyond the parking lot.


Jesus calls us to be men and women of integrity. Speak the truth simply and clearly, whatever the cost to you. Where you are right, say so; where you are wrong, acknowledge it. Jesus is the truth. When you stand and walk and speak in truth, he joins himself to you more closely.

Being Truly Loving:

Being truly loving means doing all those thankless tasks we do for others without complaining about the fact that they are thankless. When we seek recognition for our actions, our action is no longer purely about loving the other person, but about the person knowing what we have done.

Suffering and Hope

In the face of suffering, hardship and defeat, when all seems lost and God seems absent, surrender to God is about continuing to trust and believe that, despite all evidence to the contrary, God is still with us... and raises us up to new life... a life in which the scars of our pain are not erased or denied, but transformed into a sign of hope.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Glad you enjoy these as much as I do!! You can find the "minute meditations" at, it is one of my favorite Catholic sites. I have actually ordered the book they have been often using for the "minute meditation" I can't hardly wait until it arrives:)