June 18. The Young Christian Students (YCS) group to which Patrick belonged had members who came from rich families as well as poor families, with most of them in between. Their chaplain led a meditation on the topic of “treasure.” “It’s really hard to imagine, but Jesus is using a real ubuntu concept when he is asking us not to be attached to our worldly belongings, a cellphone, xbox, motorbike or computer. Maybe you have had to work hard for them. Consider that it might have taken you away from going to church or to your YCS group. What in the end will be most important for you?
Jesus said, ”Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. Matt 6:19-23.
Pope Francis: Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little, to appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack. LS 222