22 Jun Where is your treasure? (Matthew 6:21) by Steve Castle
“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” ~ Matthew 6:21 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections: Where is your treasure? This question could be broadened to: where do you invest your time and money? It is precisely these things that the Lord says captivate our hearts. Jesus wants our hearts, undivided and free. In the previous verse Jesus tells us to build up treasure in heaven where neither moth nor decay nor thieves can destroy. Bottom line, the material things of this world are fleeting. When it’s all been said and done only the treasure we have stored up in heaven will remain. St. Thomas More new precisely where his treasure lie as he lay down his life to defend the truth of the Church. He placed God above all matters…even his own life. As we reflect on the battle against abortion, let us make strides to stand in the gap by investing our treasure (time, talent, and finances) to help woman make life affirming choices.
* Steve Castle serves the LIFE Group on the corporate board, is a regular author for LIFE Group Devotions on Friday’s, and is the editor/voice of the LIFE Minute. Him and his wife Tina live in Fergus Falls, MN where they attend to their number one ministry; their four children. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Give some of your treasure to make a difference in a woman’s life at your local Crisis Pregnancy Center or Maternity home.
Sr. Francelle’s Devotion: Retreat Sunday (June 23, 2008)
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Thomas More (d. 1535)
Faith Quote: “I die the king’s good servant, and God’s first.” ~ St. Thomas More, On the scaffold, July 6, 1535.
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and family): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.