Reflection 6

Text (Gospel Story) November 8th, 2015 

Taking a seat opposite the treasury, Jesus observed the crowd putting money into the collection box.  Many of the wealthy put in sizable amounts; but one poor widow came and put in two small copper coins worth about a  cent. He called his disciples over and told them: “I want you to observe that this poor widow contributed more than all the others who donated to the treasury. They gave from their surplus wealth, but she gave from her want, all that she had to live on.”

Sharing the Mission

In the movie Monsieur Vincent, there is a scene where Queen Anne of Austria, is talking to Vincent towards the end of his life.  She is listing some of his great achievements. He mutters: “I have done nothing.” She continues to catalogue the works he has initiated and again Vincent mutters: “I have done nothing.”  The Queen becomes a little impatient with him and says: “Monsieur Vincent, if you say you have done nothing, what must we do if we are to save our souls?” Monsieur Vincent slowly raises his head and with his piercing black eyes looks at the Queen and utters one word:  “More.”

Discussion

Are there other activities or special works your conference could support within the Society?

Action

If you would like to view the movie “Monsieur Vincent” please contact Livia Carusi, the Mission Integration Officer, who can lend it to you.

Prayer

(Leader) Jesus, our guide,

(Together)  Give us the generosity to give “from our want.”

(Leader) Jesus, our life, (Together) Give us loving hearts. (Leader) Jesus, our light,

(Together)  Give us the grace to do “More.”