God sets the bar of love very high. Jesus says “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.” And our Lord not only said it but did it himself. He willingly and generously gave himself in ministry and death on the cross. He held nothing back.
St. Jane Frances is a great parish with many loving, faithful, and generous people. We just reached our goal for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Actually, we exceeded it! Thank you for your loving and generous support. However, when our Lord calls us to love, he wants more than some of our treasure. He asks for our time and talent as well. We just celebrated Independence Day and rejoiced in the blessings we enjoy here in America. However, all good gifts ultimately come from God. Gratitude calls us to generously give back to God in time, talent, and treasure.
May Jesus, who sacrificed everything for us, help us to grow in our love for God and neighbor.