Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Luke 12:54-59
Unless we're attuned to the unseen, invisible, spiritual side of life through prayer, the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, etc., it's pretty easy to live as if what we see and experience with our physical senses is all that there is. As Christians, we should be cognizant of the spiritual realm, of the forces for good and for evil, and the spiritual realities that should inform our consciences and the manner in which we live.
In today's Gospel, Jesus calls out those who can readily interpret the signs of the world but are clueless as to the spiritual ramifications of our times. Many of us readily adopt the "wisdom" of the world, accepting the interpretations and judgments of secular humanism, the prevailing philosophy in our day, instead of relying on our own properly formed consciences.
We must constantly seek to see the world through a supernatural lens, one that accounts for a heaven and a hell, for life eternal, and a morality and ethics derived from Christian teaching. What is esteemed and valued in this world is often of little value in the next and vice versa.
Who is the arbiter of Truth in my life? Have I made a god of science or secular authority instead of seeking first the Wisdom of God and his holy Church?
God, help me to keep You an omnipresent guide in my life and turn to You to discern what is true and good and what is not.
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