On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 20, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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What is it that we cherish here on earth that we can take along with us for all eternity? Do we then say we will leave all we have to our loved ones? Can we guarantee that what we leave behind will not be plundered? squandered? lost? destroyed? Do we still stubbornly hold on to our worldly goods and desires?

Why not leave behind instead a lasting memory of how we had lived our lives according to the Word of God? How we had such faith that we did both little and great works for the glory of God our loving Father? How we shared our faith and hope with others who had none? How we gave of our hearts to the poor? How we made time to comfort and tend to the sick? How we inspired both the very young and the youths to carry on the torch of love for God and for our neighbours? How we persevered in faith and love against all adversity? How we tried our very best to emulate the Saints that had gone before us? How we brought the light in us wherever we went? And turn darkness into light? How we brought the joy and peace within us to everyone?

Let us be remembered for how we brought Jesus into peoples lives…. Amen.

GOSPEL 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.”

Comments
  1. cavan paul mulvihill says:

    Keep this place filled with all that is willed by Thee to be here O gracious Lord God our Father we pray and by the same token keep it free from all that is not willed by Thee to be here. Our Father……. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus we place our hopes and trust in Thee…

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