Fri. Oct. 16/15


Daily reflection: Friday: October 16/15


Gospel: Matthew 25:31... in this piece of the Gospel we get sort of an outline if you will of the spirituality of kingdom living. Remember, the kingdom of God is not a place or thing of it is an experience of loving and being loved. When it comes to loving it means orthopraxis, that is, love in action for the good of another person or the environment. Jesus tells his disciples, I was hungry and you gave me food, I was Thursday and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed, I would say and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. That person will say,” when” and hear the words coming back, “just as you did it to one of your brothers or sisters you did it to me”. This Gospel speaks to the very heart and core of Christian living, Christian living is not just believing and doing nothing it means allowing love to flow out of  one and will be seen as doing it to Jesus. It means we must be able to see the homeless and the poor, marginalized, the sick, those in prison and so it goes.


Reflection: what does this Gospel say to you for your everyday living?


Prayer: Jesus, I know that you have a great love and compassion for those who carry a heavy burden and did all in your power to lift that burden. You saw those with a heavy burden as your sisters and brothers. I pray that the grace of God will open my eyes to see and give me a heart of flesh that I might love and reach out to those who carry a heavy burden. Amen