19th Oct 2015 Reflection on work and treasures

Dear brethren and friends, as we begin a new work/school week, let us keep in mind the teachings of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, as He tells us about the dangers of only seeking earthly treasures, as we read in today’s Gospel,

Luke 12:15 “Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for life does not consist in possessions, even when someone has more than he needs.'”

For our life is not made for this earth, but for heaven; we are made to be home with our God and Heavenly Father, through following the example of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, as Jesus explained in this Sunday’s Gospel yesterday with regards to His mission and ministry, as well as the rule of life in the Church and the kingdom of God,

Mark 10:43 – 45 “Among you this is not to happen. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of man himself came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'”

It is a struggle for us, as we are all sinners, but the Lord gives us His help and grace, always because He loves us. In the midst of the struggles against sin, the labours of your present situation in life take heart in the Lord’s comforting words,

Matthew 11:28 – 30 “‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.'”

All creation and especially humanity is looking for Jesus Christ, the Son of God, every moment, whether we know it or not. For it is only by coming to Jesus that we can encounter the fullness of God, as He tells us,

John 14:6 “Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”

In all things, glorify God with your lives, and in moments of difficulty always turn to Him, for He is a loving Father, who gives us His Son Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and the Holy Spirit, to help us understand and experience intimately the Divine love of God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.

One thought on “19th Oct 2015 Reflection on work and treasures

  1. A gentle reminder, and good for all. Would have to add that even the poor has wealth untold, like the poor widow with her two coins. Praise God!

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