THURSDAY 2ND WEEK
Bernadette Corso C ‘14
Remember the Lord and You Will Never Forget
“I, the LORD, alone probe the mind and test the heart…” Jeremiah 17: 10
Every morning, each person wakes up to a world full of challenges, distractions, and worries that they need to face each day. Sometimes, our day-to-day lives can seem like a blur as we try to accomplish all of our duties and goals. It is easy to get caught up in all of these things, working so hard to accomplish all of these goals that sometimes we can forget to do some of the most important things in life. In this week’s gospel, Jesus teaches that the things we don’t do are just as important as the things we do. The rich man of the parable learns too late, that, consumed by his wealth and splendor, he failed to be compassionate and generous throughout his life, and as a result, is suffering after his death.
Even in our failings, God is willing to cross the chasm that we have created between us and Him through the sacrifice of his precious Son, Jesus. Through his death, Jesus restores the communion with God that we lost due to original sin, showing us his endless mercy and proving that love will always conquer evil.
As we go through our daily lives, it is important for us to remember God in all that we do, because He is the person who will help us remember to do all things with love. Try to make everything you do a gift to Him.
Lord, fill our hearts with your spirit and love, so that we may always have eyes open to see your will clearly, and the courage to follow it. Amen.
Jer 17: 5-10, Ps 1: 1-4, 6, Lk 16: 19-31