Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Sept. 29, 2019

Reflection for Sept. 29, 2019

What we do matters

How will you be the face of Christ today?

by Renae Bauer

The rich man wore fine fabrics and ate without concern for impoverished Lazarus who, as Sunday’s Gospel says, “would gladly have eaten his fill of scraps that fell from the rich man’s table.” Soon, though, their fates are reversed. At their deaths, Lazarus is carried away by angels while the rich man is tormented in the netherworld.

Jesus’ message to the Pharisees and to us certainly is clear. Mercy is needed, not indifference; compassion, not complacency.

Reflection questions:

  1. What is one action I can take today to show Christ’s mercy to someone else?
  2. How do I need Christ’s mercy in my life? Can I include it in my prayers?


Sister Donna Koch
09/27/2019 8:19 am

Well done. Thank you.

Irene Whatley
09/27/2019 11:30 am

Your first question is making me think. Thanks

Lois Loos
09/29/2019 10:21 am

I so look forward to this each week. Thank you!

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