Sunday, November 30
Matthew “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
After his firsthand observation of her arduous work among the filthy, diseased, and suffering of Calcutta, a television commentator told her, “I wouldn’t do what you’re doing for all the money in the world.” Her simple reply was, “I wouldn’t either.”
Questions for reflection:
What specific things can you do during this season of the year to avoid storing up treasures in heaven but instead find and enjoy God’s treasures?
What might Mother Theresa’s motivation be? Can you imagine finding that same motivation and detachment from thinking of doing what we do based on compensation for doing it?
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory. Now let us commit it to life. ~ Thomas Merton