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Reflection by Colette Lafia
Today's Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this gospel passage, Jesus is calling us to bring our faith and faithfulness into the light. We have been given the knowledge we are all God’s beloved sons and daughters, born into a relationship of divine love. We have been given an identity in Christ. And yet, we hold back, and hide at times. In what ways do we find ourselves clinging to or not sharing what we have heard in the darkness—in the depth of our hearts?
Our life in God is always inviting us to grow, expand, and be generative—in small and big ways. Growth isn’t simply something we live through, it’s a teacher asking us to become fully present to and active within our lives—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This can mean something particular to each of us at different times in our lives. For a child, it might mean developing reading skills and discovering the wonders of books; for someone in spiritual direction it might mean seeing how honoring boundaries offers more freedom; and for myself right now it means meeting my fear and learning to love more.
What we choose to bring forward, to bring into the light and practice, shapes us, and directly influences those around us. And as we bring forth our growing and generous heart, we become a loving and healing presence in the world.
Ponder:Can you see your worth in Christ, and give praise for God’s great abundance?
Teach me, Lord, to be Your light. Let me bring forward Your love.
Copyright 2020 Colette Lafia
Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based spiritual director, workshop leader, and writer. She is the author of Seeking Surrender: How a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life, and Comfort & Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others. Colette has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in their daily lives and blogs about it at www.colettelafia.com.
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