READING! “My Paper.li” for Monday, July 27th

Happy New Week! It’s the last one of July.

I’m making a change to this feature. Rather than starting with a video of a song (fun, but not meaningful,) I’m going to start with a quote from the daily email I received from Fr. Richard Rohr.

I had the wonderful opportunity, when I was in the desert southwest nine years ago, to visit the Center for Action and Contemplation that he created and oversees in Albuquerque.

This image (which rotates through the heading images on this blog) is from the CAC:

Today’s email is entitled “Change Comes From the Inside”

The Gospel is not about being nice; it is about being honest and just, and the world doesn’t like those two things very much.

Our job is to learn how to be honest, but with love and respect. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that before we go out to witness for justice, we have to make sure that we can love and respect those with whom we disagree…

How do we get to that deep place where we do not want to publicly expose, humiliate, or defeat our opponents, but rather work, as King said, for win-win situations?

Seeking win-win solutions, not win-lose, takes a high level of spiritual development and demands spiritual conversion.

https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/9E23557A8AA4649D2540EF23F30FEDED/890529064C9A7BEA1726EA5DA1051479

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Posting this here will encourage (force) me to read and pray with Fr. Richard’s words each day – something which I haven’t been that consistent in doing lately.

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Here’s the excellent sources that I feature each day – The Week and the Five Things to Know Today

The Conversation

Good News Network site and the Daily “Good News in History”

Creighton U. Daily Reflections

National Catholic Reporter – Copy Desk Daily, July 27, 2020

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And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My Paper.li”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Monday July 27th

https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/ You can bookmark this link!

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Here’s links to five important stories from today’s “My Paper.li”

[COVER STORY] A Billion More Tons of Plastic Could Blanket Planet Earth by 2040″

No Student Should Have to Sit Through a Zoom Lecture”

12 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Everyday”

UK electricity grid’s carbon emissions could turn negative by 2033, says National Grid

To solve the climate crisis, we need an investment revolution

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I’m going to close each of these READING! posts with Fr. Richard’s prayer for the day.

I don’t know about you, but I can surely use more prayer in my life these days!

O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us.

May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings.

Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory.

Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions.] . . .

Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, amen.

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