Where are Our Hearts?

Do we value work? And those who work hard? Or, are we just happy to have a long weekend? (Those of us who do? Many work through the weekend and holiday.)

Are we grateful for those who serve us? Or, do we just take their work for granted?

Are we willing to do the jobs no one else wants to do? Or, do we think it beneath us?

Do our actions reflect God’s love, mercy and grace? Or, do we just talk about how God is love, mercy and grace?

In Mark 7, Jesus talks about this. Are our hearts in the right place? Are we all talk and no action? Do we value what God values?

These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. Mark 7:7

Let us reflect and consider and pray this Labor Day weekend.

"Lord,
let our hearts not be
far from you.

Help us reach out to our neighbor,
even when we are busy or tired.
Let us tear down walls
when we’d
rather
let them stand.

Stretch us, please.

Whether we are
visiting a prisoner, offering a smile, feeding the hungry,
be within us so that whatever we do,
we do with your love.

Let the world know we are your disciples
not because our hands are clean,
but because they are soiled
with the mark of your
people."

~ written by Anne Osdieck, and posted on Saint Louis University’s The Center for Liturgy web site. http://liturgy.slu.edu/

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9:00 or 10:30 as we gather to hear the Word, sing our praise and thank our God.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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