Jesuit St. Aloysius Gonzaga grew up in a noble family.  Against strenuous pressure he gave up his inheritance and entered the Society of As I rush from one task to another today, how is my heart generous and my spirit open?

Jesus in 1585.  He hoped to go to the missions.  But, while still a theology student in Rome, he offered to serve the sick and dying in 1591 when a virulent plague broke out in Rome.  He himself caught the plague and died three months later.

In today’s gospel Jesus cautions against attachment to our earthly treasure and “stuff”.   After all, so often “life happens” when we have other plans.  In the end it is the wealth of a generous heart and open spirit that makes all the difference.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team