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DAILY Quote
May 26

 

 

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May

Originally called Declaration Day, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.

 It is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving the United States of America.*

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note the MOTHERS LINK is activated till end of May. It is on the top of the
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One year ago, President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Botswana and Namibia, where they visited clinics offering HIV services and cervical cancer screening and treatment. The trip overall celebrated how far the world had come in rolling back AIDS – a disease that once threatened to wipe out an entire generation across the second largest continent, with the second largest population, in the world. When President Bush launched PEPFAR, 30 million people in Africa were living with AIDS, but only 50,000 people had access to life-saving treatment.

Today, PEPFAR has put 13.3 million people on treatment and has helped 2.2 million babies take their first breaths free of HIV. In 2015, PEPFAR launched DREAMS, a public-private partnership targeting adolescent girls and young women, a demographic particularly vulnerable to HIV. Since then, new HIV diagnoses have declined 25-40% in the countries where DREAMS operates.

 

 

 

 

 

COOPERATION

 

Madysn Taylor 

 

Cooperation seems simple: working together toward a common goal for the benefit of all involved. But amazingly it can be quite challenging, even when we have so many successful examples all around us. Human society is based upon the concept of cooperation, but finding a balance to ensure the good of all members of society is difficult. In nature, symbiotic relationships form between unlikely allies: a bee and a flower, a bird and a rhinoceros, small fish and sharks. Yet nature also shows us instances of constant competition in which only the strongest survive. Given the choice, it seems most people would choose the more peaceful path of cooperation. Intellectually, we know that together we can create something greater than what one could do alone, but cooperation still seems to be one of the greatest challenges people face. We don't always agree on how goals can be reached. Our priorities may be different, or our methods, but in the end, cooperation offers the best chance for success. 

So how can we learn to cooperate with each other? We can gain greater perspective by trying to understand one another's point of view, perhaps even putting ourselves in their place. We can search for commonalities as well as differences, and look for the good in different approaches. There is always more than one way of doing things, and some approaches are better suited for certain situations than others. All this is easier when we let go of the necessity to be right and to call others wrong. More important, we must believe that there is a solution that benefits all involved, not just one side. 

The results of cooperation can be as simple as effortlessly getting everyone in your household to their appointments to large-scale social shifts to changing minds and hearts or policies that affect the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Bishop Barron's talk at the Google headquarters (Googleplex) in Mountain View, CA on March 20, 2018. He addressed a room full of Google and YouTube employees on how religion doesn't shut down the questing intellect, but in fact opens up our minds, causing us to seek the fulfillment of our deepest longings. These yearnings won't be satisfied by wealth, pleasure, power, or honor, but only by the God who wired us to be satisfied in him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, May 26, 2018     

MEMORIAL OF SAINT PHILIP NERI

Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus declares that the kingdom of God belongs to children. "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." 
How so? Well, children are like stars or flowers or animals, things that are what they are, unambiguously, uncomplicatedly. They are in accord with God’s deepest intentions for them.

The challenge of the spiritual life is to realize what God wants us to be—to find out what is in line with the deepest grain of our being—and thereby come to the same simplicity and directness in our existence.

 

Let me put this another way: children haven’t yet learned how to look at themselves. Why can a child immerse himself so eagerly and thoroughly in what he is doing? Because he can lose himself; because he is not looking at himself, conscious of the reactions, expectations, and approval of those around him. The best moments in life are when we lose ourselves in the world and just are as God wants us to be.
 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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