Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 11, 2013

Reflection for Aug. 11, 2013

What treasures do you hold in your heart?

by Sister Rose Jochmann

Today's second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews stresses the faith of Abraham. He answered God's call even though he didn't know where he was to go.  How does my faith compare to Abraham's?

Today's Gospel, taken from Luke, contains one of my favorite lines in all of the Gospels, "Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart."  This line prompts me to reflect: Where is my heart? What is on my mind? Do my mind and heart indicate where my treasure really is?  What occupies my mind and heart most of the time?

So, where is my heart?  My heart tells me where my treasure is.

Rejoice with our community this Sunday!  We are celebrating the jubilees of nine Sisters.  We are grateful for their lives and the ways in which they have given themselves to Christ and his treasure.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you and have mercy.
May he turn his countenance to you
And give you peace.
The Lord bless you.



About this series

chapters 25 and 26, US Catholic Catechism for Adults

by Sister Laura Zelten

The First Commandment speaks of our response to God's love. To believe in the One Triune God with our whole heart, mind and soul is our response to God's unconditional love. In the First Commandment we are invited to believe in God, to hope in God and to love God with our whole being, just as God loves us. How are you called to love unconditionally?

The Second Commandment invites us to revere the holy name of God. A name conveys a person's identity, reality, origins and life story. That is why we expect our names to be treated with respect. In the same way, the name of God deserves the highest honor and respect. God calls each of us by name out of love and mercy. How do we call others by name?


Good job, Rose. thanks for the reflection questions.

Very nice reflection. Thanks, Rose.


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