Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Gregory Boyle, SJ — August 31, 2017

Gregory Boyle, SJ

“You stand with the belligerent, the surly, and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.”

Question for Meditation: Who can you stand with today?

John Calvin — August 30, 2017

John Calvin

“The man who wishes to exempt himself from providing for his neighbors should face himself and declare that he no longer wishes to be a man, for as long as we are human creatures we must contemplate as in a mirror our face in those who are poor, despised, exhausted, who groan under their burdens …”

Question for Meditation: How can you care for a neighbor today?

Luke 3:4-6 — August 29, 2017

Luke 3:4-6

“He went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: ‘A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ ”

Question for Meditation: How are you preparing your heart to welcome God?

Hebrews 13:2 — August 28, 2017
Hindu Proverb — August 25, 2017
3 John 5-6a — August 24, 2017
Henri Nouwen — August 23, 2017

Henri Nouwen

“Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. … Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.”

Question for Meditation: Who can you really listen to today?

St. Teresa of Calcutta — August 22, 2017
Jared Dees — August 21, 2017
Du Fu — August 18, 2017

Du Fu

“My path is full of petals–I have swept it for no others.
My thatch gate has been closed–but opens now for you.
It’s a long way to the market, I can offer you little–
Yet here in my cottage there is old wine for our cups.”

Question for Meditation: Even if it’s just a little, how what can you share today?