May 29, 2013: The Generosity of God

~ by Sr. Marie Rene, S.S.J.

Dear Friends,

This past week I was contemplating the generosity of God

I was enjoying the beauty of God’s creation all around me and I began to think…how blessed we are on Earth and how generous God the Father is to send us the Holy Spirit to sanctify us…and to give us Jesus to help teach us where our true treasure is, which is Heaven.

I thought to myself, how easy Jesus makes it for us to lay up our treasures with Him. If we give a cup of water, if we give even a penny to help the poor, if we share our food, if we do the tiniest work in His Name, no matter what, that work is a treasure waiting for us in Heaven.

It is amazing how much Jesus bends and makes it easy for us to want to go to Heaven. To imagine an eternity in joy with the Trinity, the Holy Family, the Angels and Saints forever has me saying Lord Your love for us is enough to bring tears to my heart!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Sister Rene


Sister Marie Rene, is a Sister of St. Joseph in St. Augustine, Florida and is the Prayer Director for the Sisters of Life. She has devoted her life in service to Catholic Schools as principal and teacher, to the sick and dying in the Diocese of St. Augustine and to the needy in various outreach ministries. Sister Rene worked in ministry to the men of Our Lady of Hope Farm for eight years. Sister has also worked with Sister Mary Albert, SSJ, the great historian “archivist” for five years.

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