Habits of Grace: Prayer into action

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is offering Habits of Grace, a weekly meditation to help Episcopalians cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted each week.” — Presiding Bishop Michael CurryJuly 27, 2020: Prayer into actionEarlier this week, I was preparing a very brief meditation for a kind of public service announcement on prayer in the time of pandemic. And as I was preparing, something dawned on me that I wanted to share with you. There are two instances and there may be others to be sure, in both the Hebrew scriptures and in the New Testament where you see prayer linked directly with action.One example is found in First Kings where the prophet Elijah is fleeing for his life. He, in Chapter 19, says he ends up at a cave near Mount Horeb, which is Mount Sinai in other places. And there for 40 days, he’s in prayer, fasting and struggling. And after that time of prayer, when he kind of senses what God wants him to do, he then goes out and leads a reformation in Israel that was really significant.His prayer led him to action. You see the same kind of pattern in Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, he’s praying about what he should do. And that leads him to make the decision to give his life, to show what love looks like for the cause and way of love. But it’s that prayer that leads to action. It occurred to me that in this time of pandemic, it may be helpful to remember that our prayer can lead to actions. We can’t do all the things that we used to do, but we can do some things. We can pray, pray for all of the conditions and all of the situations that we are aware of in our world, and that we are aware of because of this pandemic, but also take some action. There are ways we can support causes that help people in this time.There are ways that we can support ministries that are helpful, but there’s some simple ways. We can keep social distance. That’s a way of action. It’s an act of prayer. We can pay attention to public health officials and their guidance, that’s an action. And we can wear, of course, these. We can wear these face masks. And so I was trying to think of what is a prayer that combines prayer and action in the Book of Common Prayer? And I found it, there are many, but this one stands out.It’s the prayer of St. Francis:Lord make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, union. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.Pray and do what you can.God love you. God bless you and keep the faith.Hábitos of Grace, 27 de julio de 2020: una invitación para ti, del obispo primado CurryMientras aprendemos a ajustar nuestras vidas dada la realidad del coronavirus y atendemos la solicitud de hacer nuestra parte para frenar su propagación practicando el distanciamiento social, les invito a que se unan a mí cada semana para dedicar un momento a cultivar un «hábito de gracia». Una nueva meditación se publicará cada semana. Estas meditaciones pueden verse en cualquier momento haciendo clic aquí.27 de julio de 2020: oración en acciónA principios de esta semana, estaba preparando una meditación muy breve para una especie de anuncio de servicio público sobre la oración en el tiempo de la pandemia. Y mientras la preparaba, me di cuenta de algo que quería compartir con ustedes. Hay dos casos y puede haber otros seguramente, tanto en las Escrituras hebreas como en el Nuevo Testamento, donde uno ve la oración vinculada directamente con la acción.Un ejemplo se encuentra en I de Reyes, donde el profeta Elías huye para salvar su vida. El Capítulo 19 dice que él termina en una cueva cerca del monte Horeb, que en otros lugares es el monte Sinaí. Y allí, durante 40 días, permanece en oración, ayunando y debatiéndose. Y después de ese tiempo de oración, cuando percibe lo que Dios quiere que él haga, sale y emprende una reforma en Israel que fue verdaderamente importante.Su oración lo condujo a la acción. Uno ve el mismo tipo de conducta en Jesús en el huerto de Getsemaní, donde ora por lo que debe hacer. Y eso lo lleva a tomar la decisión de dar su vida, a mostrar cómo la causa y el camino del amor revelan el amor. Pero es esa oración la que lleva a la acción. Se me ocurrió que en este momento de pandemia, puede ser útil recordar que nuestra oración puede conducir a acciones. No podemos hacer todas las cosas que solíamos hacer, pero podemos hacer algunas cosas. Podemos orar, orar por todas las condiciones y todas las situaciones de las que somos conscientes en nuestro mundo, y de las que somos conscientes debido a esta pandemia, pero también podemos emprender algunas acciones. Hay formas en que podemos apoyar causas que ayudan a las personas en este momento.Hay formas en que podemos apoyar a los ministerios que son útiles, pero hay algunas formas sencillas. Podemos mantener la distancia social. Esa es una forma de actuar. Es un acto de oración. Podemos prestar atención a los funcionarios de salud pública y sus orientaciones, eso es una forma de actuar. Y podemos usar, por supuesto, estas mascarillas faciales. Podemos usar estas mascarillas. Y en consecuencia, traté de pensar en una oración del Libro de Oración Común que combinara la oración y la acción Y la encontré, hay muchas, pero ésta se destaca.Es la oración de San Francisco de Asís:Señor, haznos instrumentos de tu paz. Donde haya odio, sembremos amor. Donde haya ofensa, perdón. Donde haya discordia, unión. Donde haya duda, fe. Donde haya desesperación, esperanza. Donde haya tinieblas, luz. Donde haya tristeza, gozo. Concede que no busquemos ser consolados, sino consolar; ser comprendidos, sino comprender; ser amados, sino amar. Porque dando es como recibimos, perdonando es como somos perdonados, y muriendo es como nacemos a la vida eterna.Oren y hagan lo que puedan.Dios les ama. Dios les bendiga y les guarde en la fe. 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Rent ploys

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RCMP out looking for distracted drivers

first_imgA recent Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the Insurance Corporation of BC reported that nearly 87 per cent of respondents believe texting or emailing while driving is one of the most risky things we can do behind the wheel, and 76 per cent reported it’s just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Fifty per cent also consider talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving just as dangerous as drinking and driving.From Feb. 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, police issued 36,921 tickets to drivers for use of an electronic device while driving, and 1,081 tickets to drivers for emailing or texting while driving.- Advertisement -Each year on average, B.C. records 117 fatalities and more than 1,400 serious injuries as a result of distracted driving. This fatality rate falls right behind impaired driving and speeding, which results in 126 and 152 average annual deaths, respectively.During the month of September, police across B.C. will use targeted strategies to enforce distracted driving behaviours such as talking or texting on a handheld electronic device. Police will be issuing warnings and tickets with a $167 fine where appropriate.last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Break in the rain a blessing for local steelhead anglers

first_imgThe miracle winter of 2016-17 has been very stingy when it comes to providing us with extended periods of dry weather. I think I can probably count them on one hand. So when the rain relents, even for a few days, you best make the most of it. If the weather forecasters are true to their word, and I mean that with all due respect, a small window is set to open up. Very little rain is predicted to fall between Thursday and next Wednesday, especially south of the Mad River. The South Fork Eel …last_img

NBA: Curry to pick Dubs teammates if picked as All Star game captain

first_imgView comments Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ LATEST STORIES NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The 2018 NBA All Star game will feature some drastic changes this year, particularly with  the abolition of the Eastern versus Western Conference format, in favor of two captains picking teams.READ: NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teamsADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight With the top two vote-getters getting the power to choose its pool of players, fan-favorite Stephen Curry shared who he will pick, if the honor goes to him.“Probably one of my teammates,” the two-time league MVP told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. “Until you run out of those options, then you gotta figure it out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the Golden State Warriors’ roster filled to the brim with talented players, Curry will have plenty to choose from, with the likes of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all expected to be a part of the festivities.“If I’m the one picking, no. It’s fun. It’s a different type of setup and a different look, especially on the court,” he explained. “And you mix up the conferences and the different lineups you can get out there.” But if the “baby-faced assassin” won’t be able to pick some of his guys, he certainly knows the wide array of talent available—especially with the exciting new format.“There’s been All-Stars for years, and the past six years probably certain lineups and notable guys that have been playing together in the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, and now you can switch it up a little bit,” he said.“From a fan standpoint, I know that should be a huge storyline just to see who’s playing with who and even like what they name the teams, the jerseys, the whole setup is going to be a different look, so it’s going to be fun.”The 2018 NBA All Star weekend will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 18.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxford

first_imgGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Football Meyer knew of 2009 domestic violence allegations involving Zach Smith

OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State announced Monday that head coach Urban Meyer had fired wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith after his ex-wife filed a domestic violence civil protection order against him Monday. While addressing the media at the podium at the 2018 Big Ten Media Days, Meyer said he was aware of the 2009 incident involving Smith when he was an intern under him at Florida. A Gainesville, Florida police report states Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. Meyer said he was contacted about the situation in 2009 and stands by Smith, despite terminating him from his role. “We’re certainly not going to investigate,” Meyer said. “It came back to me that what was reported wasn’t actually what happened.” The police report obtained by The Lantern states that Smith, “grabbed the victim by her t-shirt, picked her up and threw her into a bedroom wall.”Meyer said he would not get into specifics on what happened in the alleged incident involving Smith, saying, “The decision was made. I think the details I’m obligated to give, I gave.” This is the first time Meyer had to fire one of his assistant coaches. Meyer referenced this, mentioning turnover in terms of promotions from assistant coaches to head coaches or promotions to the NFL. Despite the situation, Meyer praised his coaching staff, saying the coaches are well-equipped to take over in the present after Smith’s firing. “This is the best group of young coaches I’ve had on both sides of the ball,” Meyer said. “And they’re very involved with our preparation game plan and development of our players.” Meyer said that the coaching change will be addressed and released in the coming week. read more

Emery expects Ramsey to stay

first_imgNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes Aaron Ramsey will stay at the club, according to Sky Sports.Emery believes that Ramsey will stay at the Emirates despite speculation over his future with the club.The Welshman admitted earlier this week about the uncertainty regarding his Arsenal contract but also mentioned his agent is currently locked in talks with the club.Ramsey currently has twelve months left on his existing deal with the club but Emery has made it clear he wants the midfielder to stay.“Football changes every day, it’s not easy doing what we do. For now I’m thinking about the match today, then training and then the game on Saturday.” Emery told reporters.“Aaron is an important player for us and I want him to stay, to keep working with us and getting better but the contract situation is between the club and the player.”kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…Ramsey has been linked with a move to Rome to sign for Lazio but the Wales international remains tight-lipped on his future whilst leaving it to his representatives to handleMeanwhile, Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis continues to work with new manager Unai Emery despite speculation linking him with a move to Milan.“For me things remain the same, we have meetings together to discuss about the club’s projects and how to improve the team.” Emery said about Gazidis“I don’t know what he’s doing to do, he only speaks to me about Arsenal projects.”“Since I arrived here Ivan has been very good to me, for me he’s a very good person with a lot of experience in the football world.”last_img read more

Fellaini should be fit for Chelsea clash Martinez

first_imgMarouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday according to Belgium’s boss Roberto Martinez.Fellaini, 30, was left out in the 1-1 draw against the Oranjes in Brussels on Tuesday, with Martinez confirming Fellaini was not “100 percent fit”.“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 percent,” Martinez told Reuters reporters.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 percent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Red Devils are currently eighth in the standings with 13 points after eight matches.Mourinho will be hoping his lads carry the momentum from their comeback win over Newcastle United to London.Stamford Bridge has not been a good hunting ground for United in Premier League history and a game against an unbeaten Chelsea side may likely complicate issues.Hence, the Portuguese manager would have to rally his troops to produce the best game of the season thus far to get a result at the Bridge and keep up the chase on the big guns.last_img read more

Seedorf says Real and the Champions go well together

first_imgThe former footballer played both for Ajax and Real Madrid, and he spoke before they are set to face off in the UEFA Champions League.Ajax and Real Madrid will play in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for former footballer Clarence Seedorf, Los Blancos had always had a very special relationship with the competition.“Real Madrid is the favorite because they are the defending champions and they have significant experience in the Champions League,” he told Marca.“Now this doesn’t mean that they will 100% win, but Real Madrid in the Champions League are always special.”“When I lifted my first Champions League as a 19-year-old it was amazing,” he explained.“After the match, I was with my idol from when I was little, Frank Rijkaard, doing interviews with him as he was finishing his career and I was just starting mine.”“Then there were all the celebrations, with millions of people waiting for us back in Amsterdam. I didn’t sleep for the whole week,” he remembered after winning the European trophy with Ajax.“The Champions League with Real Madrid was also incredible, we were a group of hungry players who had incredible motivation.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After 32 years we brought the Champions League back to Madrid,” he told the Spanish media outlet.“Everything is possible. It will be very difficult, but yes, Real Madrid can always do it.”“I’m proud and honored to have played such an important role for Real Madrid, a moment which represented the turning point for the return of the club in Europe after so many years without success,” he continued.“It’s especially important when you look at what happened next with so many victories and trophies. It’s a special feeling and a very rewarding one.”“The club has strengthened a lot in those years since I was there, it has become a giant off the pitch too, and I’ve been very happy to see that growth,” he concluded.🐲 Watch @GarethBale11’s BEST @RealMadrid goals! He’s scored 💯… and some of them were absolute GOLAZOS!📺 WATCH: https://t.co/gwgadfgqVU#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/98IomE1UBG— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 11, 2019last_img read more