Friday, September 25, 2015

Does your mind drift more to the things of God or the things of the world? - Daily Reflections September 25,2015

Herod has a few problems. He knows he has ordered the murder of a righteous man, John the Baptist, for purely selfish reasons. Now there seems to be someone who does very similar, if not greater, things than what John the Baptist did. What is he going to do now? Herod is a weak man and I can imagine that this issue is causing him sleepless nights. This is the problem we face when we cling to sin and do not entrust our lives to God.
       We will face problems of varying degrees of difficulty in life. We can try to solve them on our own or ask the help of God through faith. One of Herod’s biggest problems is that he is so self-centered that he cannot see beyond himself, let alone God. This is precisely where our modern world is heading to with its reliance on science and secular materialism.
       Human life is not another commodity that can be engaged in purely material terms. We are spiritual beings, having been created in the image and likeness of God Himself. We need to learn to step aside from the confusion of modern-day materialism and refocus our lives on the spiritual realities that will outlast every material one. Otherwise, we will become simply another material “thing” in the world that will be traded and consumed like any other stock on the market. This would be a terrible disservice to all that God has given us.
       Let us make our lives more than this. Let us ensure that our spirits, our potential for greatness in relation to God our Father, is not lost in the midst of the consumeristic world. Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL
REFLECTION QUESTION: Does your mind drift more to the things of God or the things of the world? If the latter, then maybe you need to reflect more on the spiritual realities of life.
Holy Spirit, keep awakening in my mind and heart my need for life of the Spirit. Help me to be in constant touch with the Spirit of God at all times in my life.

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