Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Thomas Merton — May 31, 2018

Thomas Merton

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”

Question for Meditation: How does the love you show make you worthy? What does it make you worthy of?

1 John 4:20 — May 30, 2018
Al-Daraqutni — May 29, 2018
St. Bede the Venerable  — May 25, 2018
Sura 99:7 — May 24, 2018
Leviticus 19:34 — May 23, 2018

Leviticus 19:34

“You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the Lord, am your God.”

Question for Meditation: Who is the “alien” you need to make your “neighbor?”

Henri Nouwen — May 22, 2018

Henri Nouwen

“…in order to be of service to others we have to die to them; that is, we have to give up measuring our meaning and value with the yardstick of others. To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate.”

Question for Meditation: What do you need to “become free to be compassionate?”

St. Ambrose — May 21, 2018
Sura 30:21 — May 18, 2018

Sura 30:21

“And among His Signs, is this, that He created (your) mates for you from yourselves, that you may live in joy (and peace) with them, and He has placed love and mercy between your (hearts): Surely, there are Signs in this for those who think.”

Question for Meditation: What do you feel between your heart and the hearts of others?

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 — May 17, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

“If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

Question for Meditation: Why do you do the good things you do?