Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Reflection for Feb. 4, 2018

by Sister Agnes Fischer

In today’s second reading St. Paul tells us, “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.” So how do I do this?

In other words, as Jesus says in today’s Gospel: “Let us go to nearby villages and preach there also.”


I like the questions - very appropriate for all of us. God Bless you! Father Bill Jacobs

"Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted." Ps. 147

I like the Psalm and its refrain. For me, it sums up 'the work of God.' And as I see so much broken-heartedness, broken spirits, broken lives today, I feel a particular calling to listen - and listen more deeply - to the pained and sorrowed spirits of others. In listening this way, I experience what Paul describes,
"All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it." (1Corin. 9:23) And what St. Francis came to know, too: "It is in the giving of ourselves, that we receive."

It is in the giving of ourselves...


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