St. Angela Reflection
February 2014 St. Angela Reflection
“Always having charity burning in our hearts.”
Rule – On Virginity
When I think of something always burning, my first thoughts go to Moses and the burning bush. The bush is all consuming yet it is never destroyed by the burning fire. I believe this is what St. Angela is implying when it comes to charity. Charity is something that should be so much a part of us that we don’t even have to stop and think about it. As Jesus was an example to us of what it means to be selfless and a giver of life, we are reminded to give of ourselves as the inner drive and call from the Spirit calls us to reach beyond ourselves in our giving, living and loving. When we celebrate Valentine’s Day – the great day of love – we are invited to live each day as if it were Valentine’s Day. All of us hunger to be loved and accepted, appreciated and understood, respected and treated with dignity. To keep the flame ignited, the embers glowing, and the fire ablaze, our own hearts must be on fire with God’s love. This is our time to be the all-consumed burning bush, never destroyed but only glowing with embers that spark continued life.
Sister Donna Frey, OSU
Catholic and Ursuline Identity