Saturday 11 November 2023

About Today Readings

St Martin of Tours

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27. I will praise your name for ever, Lord – Psalm 144(145):2-5, 10-11. Luke 16:9-15.

There is no greater treasure than the soul we’ve been given

When it comes to choosing what we invest our lives in, the lyrics of Mumford & Sons’ Awake My Soul echo the profound message of Jesus. The first verse warns that we can loan our hands, hearts and eyes but our souls we ‘must keep, totally free’. While a soul is not something than can be loaned or acquired, it does require great investment and care. Jesus reminds the pharisees that ‘in these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die, and where you invest your love, you invest your life’ (Awake My Soul). There is no greater treasure than the soul we’ve been given, and we have the great freedom and responsibility to multiply and share God’s love with all we meet. What do you invest your life in?

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