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Sunday, July 24, 2011
I do not know why I chose this picture but thinking about windows might be a good think to do today. We all see things through windows and therefore there are limitations to our view. Some of these are windows are created by our background, culture, and even our experience. We see things from a certain distance when we look through windows. No matter what we contemplate from our windows, it is only part of the whole.
Sunday's Gospel presents us with images of a hidden treasure, a pearl of great price, and fish of every kind. The parables all show that we are happy to risk all when we find a treasure, or a pearl of great price. The truth is that we have found that treasure and the pearl and our net is overflowing - now what are we to do? We need the wisdom that Solomon asks for - an understanding heart...the ability to discern and to remember that we do see through windows!
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.