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Secret Gifts

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An excerpt from Pope Francis’ homily on Ash Wednesday:

“When you do something good, almost instinctively born in us is the desire to be respected and admired for this good deed, to obtain a satisfaction.

Jesus invites us to do these works without any ostentation, and to trust only in the reward of the Father “who sees in secret” (Mt 6,4.6.18).”

As the late (and much loved) Sister Perpetua used to say, “The best gifts are those given anonymously.”

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