Educating for the Lived Gospel #227

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (Matt 6:21)

In other words, what really matters to me? I can say the words that I think will make others happy – ’toe the company line’ – but we need to be able to answer the question: ‘what is truly important to me?’ For a variety of reasons, it is possible to live a life disconnected from ourselves where I feel that there is nothing to treasure. I may no longer trust my heart or life can seem generally grey. Also, if I put my store in things, I will not build and maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.

Part of our task with the young people in our care is to remind them to value people and use things – not the other way around. Another facet of our role is to help young people discover what matters to them – to follow their heart. Their happiness lies there, since the God who loved them into life placed that goodness in them. That goodness when harnessed which adds a unique and delicate thread to the great tapestry of humanity.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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