Daily Gospel Reflection for June 20, 2014

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Today’s Gospel: Matthew 6:19-23

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. – Matthew 6:21

When I fell in love with God, when I decided that I wanted Jesus to be the Lord of my life and number One in my heart, then everything changed. I wanted to eat and sleep and breathe God.
I could not read too many Catholic books. I could not attend too many Masses. I could not pray too many prayers.

God became my treasure. And God held my heart.

I know I cannot take this treasure for granted. I know I must guard my heart. I must be vigilant. Pray daily. Read scripture. Go to Mass. Go to confession.

For other treasures beckon. Treasures of the world. Treasures that may make us happy for a short time, but they never last.

St. John Vianney said“You either belong wholly to the world or wholly to God.”

I choose God.

Ponder:

Where is your treasure? Is Jesus the treasure of your heart? How do you know?

Pray:

Dear Lord, help me to remember to put you first always. To remember that You alone suffice. Help me to always remain aware of where my treasure lies. Amen.

Copyright 2014 Colleen Spiro

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Colleen Spiro is a Catholic mother, grandmother and a deacon’s wife. A certified spiritual director, Colleen loves to share her faith and encourage others through her retreats and writings. You can read her reflections at her website, Catholic Prayer Life and read or listen to her podcast at Finding God in the Everyday.

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  1. Amen! I love that St. John Vianney quote, Colleen. I also loved hearing your perspective as a convert. I need to remember to not take my “treasure” for granted, and never to hoard it for myself. Thanks!

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