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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 7, 2016

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TESTING AND TRUSTING

For where you treasure is, there also will your heart be.

But here is the thing about treasure. . . it is usually not in plain sight, it can hard to find, and when we finally find it, our temptation is to keep it safe – to hide it from others.

Indeed, I think our hearts are very much like treasure. Their secrets take a lifetime for us to discover. We search to understand what it wants, but the heart can be so very evasive. Too often, it is buried underneath layers and layers which, quite unknowingly, created as a result of our own fears.

And how often do those same fears convince us to keep hidden – to protect – that which we have found? Do we prefer to keep our heart hidden rather than let it be truly seen. . . or even more so. . .to let it be truly shared?

CLICK HERE for the readings for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm 33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48)

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