Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Ephesians 4:1-3 — April 30, 2018

Ephesians 4:1-3

I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace…”

Question for Meditation: What call have you received? How can you “live in a manner worthy” of it?

Greg Robinson — April 27, 2018
Pope Benedict XVI — April 26, 2018

Pope Benedict XVI

“Peace aims at the overcoming of boundaries and at the renewal of the earth through the peace that comes from God. The earth ultimately belongs to the meek, to the peaceful, the Lord tells us. It is meant to become the ‘land of the king of peace.’”

Question for Meditation: What do you think the “land of the king of peace” would look like?

Yasmin Mogahed — April 25, 2018
Wendell Berry — April 24, 2018
St. Alphonsus Liguori  — April 23, 2018
Erwin Chargaff — April 20, 2018

Erwin Chargaff

It is the sense of mystery that, in my opinion, drives the true scientist; the same blind force, blindly seeing, deafly hearing, unconsciously remembering, that drives the larva into the butterfly.  If [the scientist] has not experienced, at least a few times in his life, this cold shudder down his spine, this confrontation with an immense invisible face whose breath moves him to tears, he is not a scientist.”

Question for Meditation: Have you ever been confronted by the invisible?

St. Lucy — April 19, 2018
Thomas Merton — April 18, 2018

Thomas Merton

“But the man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God’s love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God.”

Question for Meditation: What do you have confidence in?

Colossians 3:12-13 — April 17, 2018

Colossians 3:12-13

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.”

Question for Meditation: How can you “put on” humility today?