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Carry the gospel with you

Posted in christian, Christianity, inspirational, religion, scripture by Mike on June 20, 2014

cc2e816685bbdb0d0c0de77dcf951a71_w600Gospel reading of the day:

Matthew 6:19-23

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.”

Reflection on the gospel reading: The gospel asks us what we think is important. It invites us to reflect on what we will do with the one life we have received. Are we invested in shimmering things that fade, or are do we value the things of God? Jesus says how we choose has consequences, whether we are people of light or people of darkness is a decision we make from minute to minute and day to day.

Saint of the day: Thomas Whitbread, S.J. was born in Essex, England. He died 1679. Thomas was educated at Saint Omer and joined the Society of Jesus in 1635. He was provincial of the English mission and at the time of the Popish Plot and was convicted with four other Jesuit priests on a false charge of conspiring to murder Charles II. For this, he was hanged at Tyburn.

Spiritual reading: We know there are stars so far away that their light has not yet reached the earth. Could the same be said about the bright ideas, virtues, creativity, and dreams of our own lives? Perhaps some night when you get up to pray, something will turn over in someone’s heart and find its voice all because of your small prayer. (Macrina Wiederkehr)

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