KEEP YOUR HOMELAND IN VIEW

Tuesday 28th October – Feasts of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

Reflection: Ephesians 2: 19-22

KEEP YOUR HOMELAND IN VIEW

As Christians, we must constantly remind ourselves of the truth that we are sojourners on earth (Hebrews 11: 13-16). There exists a heavenly homeland awaiting us at the end of our earthly pilgrimage if we remain faithful to our loving God (Revelation 2: 17). The Christian journey is full of ups and downs (Matthew 7: 13-14, 2 Timothy 4:5), many distractions of the world could easily sway us off our course if our eyes are not set on seeing God.

To stay on track, we daily need the counsel of God in all of life’s decisions. The scriptural counsel that we cannot independently determine the best choices in life must keep ringing in our minds (Proverbs 14:12). We must maintain an attitude of prayer, which essentially is communication with God as exemplified in today’s gospel by our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 6: 12-16). As we speak to God and listen to Him in prayer, He makes clearer His counsel for our lives.

Beloved, keeping Heaven in focus demands giving first place to our relationship with God. As we make Him the king and centre of our hearts here on earth we can count on His abundant grace and faithfulness to lead us home

PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me live to daily please you; to daily seek you and to be supremely united with you in Heaven. Amen.

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 3 – Why do we seek God?

God has placed in our hearts a longing to seek and find him. St. Augustine says, “You have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” We call this longing for God religion.

…All of our striving for truth and happiness is ultimately a search for the one who supports us absolutely, satisfies us absolutely, and employs us absolutely in his service. A person is not completely himself until he has found God. “Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not he realizes it” (St. Edith Stein).

 HIDE A TREASURE: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.” Matthew 6:33 RSV-CE

Readings for Today: Ephesians 2: 19-22; Psalm 19: 2-5; Luke 6: 12-16

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