When we become more attentive, a most important result becomes possible: we begin to see the world as it more nearly is rather than as we wish it to be. To be attentive is to know that we are always already in a world that touches, feeds, and responds to us in bewildering varieties of … More Attentiveness


    A habit of honesty in speech is probably closely related to a lack of selfishness. We are simple and honest because protecting ourselves is not our primary concern. (Fr. Don Talafous, OSB, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota)

The Path to Life

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. (Psalm 16:11, New American Bible)   Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way. (Psalm … More The Path to Life

God’s Concern

This is God’s concern: that each person is loved abundantly and treated with dignity, so they may do likewise. God’s concern is not about how we measure up to one another, but how we meet the measure of God’s love and grace. (Sr. Colleen Gibson, SSJ Neighborhood Center, Camden, New Jersey)

Mission of Love

God engages each of us personally, knows our efforts and failings, laughs and cries with us, and sends us forth to play our unique part in his mission of love. (Carolyn Woo, former CEO of Catholic Relief Services)

An Ordinary Day

God’s presence is manifest through the ordinariness of you and me and this simple day that unfolds before us. — Wendy Cichanski Caduff, The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, excerpted from Give Us This Day, January 2020