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Week 5 Day 4

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Week # 5- The Cup of CompassionDay # 4 – The Cup of Sacrifice Reflection: Stand with the cup in your hands. Visualize yourself with God’s compassion filling your soul with love. Then picture someone (or a group) who hurts. Imagine what the pain must be like. Let your loving care and concern go to […]

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Week 5 Day 3

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Week # 5 – The Cup of CompassionDay # 3 – Giving the Cup Freely Reflection: Hold your cup in your hands. Imagine the cup filled to the brim with God’s endless compassion for you. Thank God for this gift. Ask God to help you offer this compassion to others. Rest in the presence of […]

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Week 5 Day 2

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Week # 5 – The Cup of CompassionDay # 2 – Offering the Cup Reflection: Hold your cup in front of you. Stand and face the East. Unite with all beings of the East. Let your heart extend compassion to them. Turn and face the South. Hold your cup out to all who dwell in […]

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Week 5 Day 1

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Week # 5- The Cup of CompassionDay # 1 – Learning Compassion Reflection: Remember compassionate people you have known (personally or from history, scripture, literature, etc.). Review their lives.  Notice how they lived. How did they respond compassionately? Write down their names on a piece of paper. Place this paper under your cup as a […]

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Week 4 Day 7

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Week # 4- The Broken CupDay # 7 – Review of the week The Week of The Broken Cup has come to an end.  How has your time of “reflection” with the cup been for you each day? You may be finding that you look forward to these daily reflections and have been inspired by […]

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Week 4 Day 6 

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 6 – The Mended Cup Reflection: Turn the cup sideways in your hands. Picture your old wounds and hurts in it. Mentally take them out, one by one. Give them into the Divine Healer’s hands. Now hold the cup upright in your hands. Think about the broken […]

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Week 4 Day 5

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 5 – Recognizing Resistances Reflection: Hold your cup in your hands. Place one hand over the open space of the cup. Reflect on your resistances and refusals. How do these block your openness to growth? Picture yourself in God’s hands. Loosen your grip on your worries and […]

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Week 4 Day 4

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 4- The Unmendable Cup Reflection: Ponder the cup as it lays on its side before you. Is there anything in your life that seems unable to “rise up.” Think about the possibility of it not being mendable. Are you at peace with letting go of it? Ask […]

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Week 4 Day 3

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 3 – My Cup of Tears Reflection: Hold the cup upright in your hands. Look upon it as a cup that holds tears. Let the cup represent your own pain and tears or the pain and tears of someone you know. Envision God’s hands around your hands […]

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Week 4 Day 2

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 2 – The Cup of Suffering Reflection: Lift the cup turned sideways from the table. Hold it in your hands, still turned on its side. Think about your life choices and commmitments. Which ones have brought, or are bringing, pain to you? As you hold the cup, […]