Friday of Week 32 in Ordinary Time
“Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe.”
The pieces of expensive artwork which often hang in the museums often depict the talent of the artist who could have conceptualised such an idea. Yet sometimes, the people remember the artwork and not the artist. Indeed, the readings of today remind us that it is easy to forget God, because we like created things.
The things of the earth remind us of the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. This is something we must remember because through creation, God wants us to be drawn closer to him. The problem is that we focus too much on the created object and forget that God exists. This is something which we must never forget. God wants us to worship him, and the purpose of our whole being is to love him.
The things of this world are temporary, but God is eternal and will love us for who we are. When the time comes for us to account to God for all our actions, let us be ready to face him readily and not be like Lot’s wife. We must keep our eyes on the promise of eternal union with God and not turn back to our former way of life.
(Today’s Oxygen by Nicholas Chia)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, let us always remember the reason for why you created us – which is for us to love and serve you.
Thanksgiving: We give thanks for all parents.
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