Minute Meditations

Presented by Benedictine University, Campus Ministry

Msgr. Thomas McGread — September 28, 2018

Msgr. Thomas McGread

“We need to realize that stewardship is not rocket science, but rather is something simple we all can grasp and understand. God will want to know how we took care of others’ needs, and that’s really what the stewardship way of life does. It provides us with the opportunity to care for another one’s needs, just as Jesus has asked us to do.”

Question for Meditation: What opportunities do you have to care for someone’s needs?

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh  — September 27, 2018
Susan B. Anthony — September 26, 2018
Neale Donald Walsch — September 25, 2018
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks — September 24, 2018

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

“If we see our role as masters of the earth as a unique opportunity to truly serve and care for the planet, its creatures and its resources, then we can reclaim our status as stewards of the world, and raise our new generations in an environment much closer to that of Eden.”

Question for Meditation: What would “an environment much closer to that of Eden” look like? How can we get there?

Wolfgang Riebe — September 21, 2018
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King — September 20, 2018
Pope St. John Paul II  — September 19, 2018
Rabbi Lawrence Troster — September 18, 2018

Rabbi Lawrence Troster

“It can be said that sustainability has two ethical obligations in time and space—one horizontal and one vertical. The horizontal obligation is to all humans and to all life living in the present: we must live equitably within the boundaries of what the Earth can sustain. The vertical obligation is to extend that process into the future, in other words, a commitment to generations of humans and nonhumans still unborn.”

Question for Meditation: What is your commitment to today? What is your commitment to the future?

 

Reyna Craig — September 17, 2018