Written on: October 31, 2016
This month we received a number of submissions that we have grouped under the heading, Food for Thought. We hope you will find a thought or two that resonates with you during the month of November, as we look forward to a fruitful Advent.
Mercy is not something we have or an attitude towards others, rather, think of Mercy as a verb, it is something we do; the way we live.” Archbishop Bernard Hebda, August 2016
“The issue of healing permeates our relationship with God at almost every level.
The body that God has given us is more than an empty shell that holds our spirit. The body is instead an integral part of the relationship we have with the Creator.
When it is broken or diseased, the spirit suffers.
When the spirit is bruised, the body is disturbed.
Healing is a daily process that teaches us to be more fully in communion with God.
Healing must not be relegated to the physicians and the health care system.
Instead, our faith community is expected to make healing a central issue in all matters of hope, love, and compassion. Healing is a process, which seeks to make us whole, and our relationship with God is, in part, dependent on healing continually taking place.”
– G. Scott Morris, MD, from the introduction of I Am the Lord Who Heals You. Submitted by Sister Patricia Connolly, GNSH
if we want life, let us give life;
if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities.” Pope Francis