Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Monday, November 23, 2015
Less is more! Really!
"When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins."
One of the great lessons the poor teach us is that the less you have, the more grateful you are. When you have two outfits, each one is special. When you have twenty, they get lost in the sea of the abundance that is your closet. Sr. Joan Chittister points this out beautifully in her book, "Uncommon Gratitude." We, who live in abundance, may wonder how in the world the poor can celebrate the little they have, but it is something we can learn from and shoot for in our lives. This week, as we celebrate gratitude for our abundance, let's ponder this poor widow and learn from her generosity. Let's think about how less is actually more and how that conundrum looks in our lives. What can we do or give this week out of our very selves, from our want? Kindness? Mercy? Stuff? When we actually have less, the more grateful we are. Let's try that on for size this week! Love, heidi