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A Season for Right Relationship
This reflection was written by Sr. Patricia Heath in July of 2023.
A SEASON FOR RIGHT RELATIONSHIP
In a recent homily the deacon shared an insight about the interconnections between freedom, relationships and celebrations. With family members, friends and colleagues we often celebrate many significant events such as births, birthdays, graduations, weddings and other important experiences. During the summer season we have the opportunity to reflect on these times as we relax, renew and refresh our bodies, minds and spirits.
On July 4th United States citizens commemorate the birth of our nation, our democracy and the gift of freedom. The holiday is a celebration of freedom. We pray to our Liberator God during this unfolding season for the courage to advocate for freedom for all God’s chosen people who are enslaved, denied access to the freedom of new life as well as for those who suffer in places of war, terror and violence.
May freedom ring for all women, men and children, our sisters and brothers, throughout God’s creation in all nations.
Holy Union Sisters, whose charism and mission is unity and reconciliation, are preparing for our 2023 Collegial Assembly during which our leaders and delegates will discern our evolving story as a Congregation. Our prayer in preparation for this important gathering reminds us that… “This is a graced moment in Holy Union as we face the challenges before us in this beautiful fragile world that longs for wholeness and peace.” Hopefully we yearn for freedom from all that destroys peace, life, hope and relationship and for freedom that brings peace, right relationship and true liberation.
As this summer season unfolds, may we strive for right relationship in all our encounters and throughout the world.
LET FREEDOM RING!
The journey continues.
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