Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection:
Monday, July 27

My friends, let us begin this week with a prayer to our God who is the source
of all life and love!
--Fr. Mike
Creator/God, you who are the Source of all life and love,
Strengthen all of us in our endeavors to be persons and to see personhood in those around us. Help us to be “sounding through” our similarities, our differences, our passions, and our prejudices, so that we may see in each other a person, not just a character.
Help each of us to take hold of our vocation in life to “sound through” to each other a greater reality than we ourselves fully know. Help all persons, men and women, rich and poor, citizen and immigrant, heterosexual and homosexual, Christian, Jew, Moslem, People of all Religions and people who profess no religion, all who call the Global Village of Earth our home, help all of us to be transparent to one another so that we may better point to you, the Author of Life.
We pray especially for persons, not characters, who still live within their mothers’ wombs, who do not yet have the ability to be fully transparent to us, but to whom we can be fully transparent and to whom we can ensure the chance and opportunity to experience and celebrate your awesome gift of life outside their mothers’ wombs. Help us to be a people who value all life and to treasure in a very special way the life that still lives in the womb.  
Loving God, we ask much from you and we ask more this day--May these difficult days in our global village with the pandemic and the social unrest in our country bring us to greater transparency and peace. May the people of Earth turn away from violence, terrorism, and warfare and turn toward greater and greater efforts in diplomacy and international cooperation.
Help us to make the connections between all life issues and to ensure the celebration of life for all people from womb to tomb. Help us, each day, to choose life.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord!

Attention STM Women!

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The Larger Church
Solutions for Change FarmBox

We hope you are doing well during this turbulent time. Many of us have been "thrown for a loop" the past couple of months from COVID-19, but the good news is, we are learning to find a way forward, and slowly but surely, able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We want you to know that we have a special place in our heart for your church and the people you serve, and we hope everyone is safe, happy, and healthy. 
As you may or may not know, our Solutions for Change has a farm! Solutions Farms provides work development training for the formerly homeless families in our program and funds the transformation of these families. 
Pre-Covid, we sold our lettuce to local restaurants. Unfortunately, with business shut downs, we lost these accounts, and a valuable source of funding for our program. We needed to get creative, so we quickly pivoted, partnering with local fruit and vegetable farmers to come out with our own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box - Solutions FarmBox!
Solutions FarmBox delivers organic fruits and vegetables straight to your front door. The box includes our 100% organic spring mix with local farm fresh veggies and fruit such as avocados, apples, oranges, tomatoes, zucchinis, spinach, strawberries etc.
To continue to serve those in need, we offer this CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box for purchase on our website, and 100% of the proceeds go towards solving family homeless at Solutions for Change. 
If you would like to purchase a box click here .
If you do not want a box but would like to support Solutions for Change, click here .

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