Worldly Reflection: Creating Privileged Moments 
 

Day 1


"In the faces of men and women I see God."
-
Walt Whitman

 

Where do I see God?




Doost
Meghan Snyder



Day 2


"If everyone brings a brick we can build a new world." - Mary Doria Russell


What “bricks” have I brought?
How are my bricks changing the world?

 



Woman in Mamallapuram
Heidi Mallis

 


Day 3
 

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful . . .
Welcome it
in every fair face,
in every fair sky,
in every fair flower." -
Ralph Waldo Emerson

How am I taking time to see the beauty in all things?

Rice Plantation in Hilly Area
Hem Raj Joshi


 

Day 4


"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." - Alex Noble

When do I consider my day successful?
Have I had a successful day today?


The Doorway to …
Kyle Hackett



Day 5
 

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."
-
Maya Angelou

What image do I envision when considering diversity?




Paanii
Jessica McCoy

 

Day 6


"I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness."
-
Marianne Williamson

 

How do I typically deepen my experience of God?






Faith
Tai Piazza
 

 


Day 7
 

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." - Henry David Thoreau


What path am I pursuing?



Los Guiadoritos Mios
Kathryn Franchini



 

These reflections and more can be found in the book Creating Privileged Moments, available from Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity.

Photographs by: Xavier University 2008 International Photo Contest Finalists