Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 4, 2019

Reflection for Aug. 4, 2019

What from Sunday's readings speak to your heart?

Sister Carolyn Zahringer finds five that speak of our Jubilarians' lives

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer

Lectio Divina (Latin for "divine reading") invites us to approach Scripture by keying into a word, phrase, or a few lines that speak louder than the rest of the text. The following from the Sunday readings spoke loudly to me. What might these words touch in your heart?

  1. 1st reading (Ecc. 2:21) -- “Here is one who has labored with wisdom and knowledge and skill ..."
  2. Responsorial Psalm (Ps. 90) -- “Fill us at daybreak with your kindness then we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.”
  3. 2nd reading (Col. 3:11) -- “Think … Christ is all in all.”
  4. Alleluia (Mt. 5:3) -- “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
  5. Gospel (Lk. 12:15) -- Then Jesus said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Our Community will gather this Sunday to celebrate five of our Sisters’ jubilees.  They have each labored for the Lord, shouted with joy in ministry, have claimed Christ as their “all”, continue to practice poverty of spirit, and cherish life, not possessions.

We may be a small Diocesan Community but we are mighty in the Lord living our charism of prayer, presence, and hospitality each day.


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