October 29, 2023

Liturgy, Reflection, Benediction 2023.10.29


O Lord, how lovely it is to be your guest:
the winds are sweet;
the oaks reach to the skies;
the waters like boundless mirrors
and the floating clouds
reflect the sun’s golden rays.
Alleluia! We praise you Lord,
for the glory of this morning,
for the mercies that come 
with every daybreak.

All nature murmurs mysteriously,
breathing the depth of tenderness.
Birds and beasts of our scraggy forests
bear the imprint of your love.
Alleluia! We praise you Lord,
for the glory of your creation,
for the generous spirit of your gifts
You have blessed our home, the earth,
in its changing loveliness, which wakens 
our yearning for happiness that will last 
forever, in the land where beauty never 
grows old, and the cry rings out:

Glory to you for the joy of dawn’s awakening;
Glory to you for the new life each day brings.
Glory to you, O God, forever and ever, amen.

(Vox Prayer Team)

Scripture Reading

We invite you to hear from the book of Genesis, Chapter 1.

1 When God began to create the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

26 Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the wild animals of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” 27 So God created humans in their image, in the image of God, God created them. … 31 God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
The grass withers and the flower fades,
but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Amen.

Homily and Reflection

Homily Podcast: God Loves Every Part

Which song or breath practice might you deepen?

Where do you desire to feel more free?

How might song or breath help you decide to wait or move?


  1. Film: Inside Out by Disney’s Pixar
  2. Poem: Broken Record by Michael Moynahan SJ


Today, like everyday, we seek fulfillment.Let us go from this place withrenewed confidence in the One who is capable
of giving what we need most.

May God reveal what you need
in order to find fulfillment in your friends
and family and in the gifts you have been given.

May we bear each other’s burdens.
Celebrate each other’s victories.
Cry together. Dine together.
Journey together. Seek justice together,
and love each other as Christ loved us.

May we do all this in the name of
the Creator who provides,
the Savior who loves,and our Guide, the Holy Spirit. Amen.

[photo by Aziz Acharki]

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