Reflection 9

Text (Gospel Story) August 30, 2015

Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile. From within people, from their hearts come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder; adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.”

Sharing the Mission

For St Vincent de Paul, simplicity consisted in referring things to God alone … In this sense simplicity is doing everything for love of God and for no other end ... Simplicity is speaking the truth ... The heart must not think one thing while the mouth says  another.

Discussion

How do you live the core value of Simplicity in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam?

Action

This week, consider donating goods that your family no longer requires to a local Vinnies store.

Prayer

(Together) Through Christ, the merciful Servant,

Give us interior righteousness and a heart turned to God.

Through Christ, the Healer,

Give us the grace to always speak the truth.

(Together)  Amen.