Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization

"Catholic Prayers for the New Evangelization"

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Choose wisely

In Deuteronomy Moses reiterates the law given at Sinai and delivers his farewell address to the people about to enter the promised land. In todays reading he gives the people a spiritual ultimatum: I set before you life and death, love God and live in prosperity or turn away from Him and die. Jesus gives is in the Gospel the path to life: follow His way of life and death. He must suffer, die and rise for that is the Father's plan. If we are to gain eternal life we must live like Him. The paradox is that denying ourselves is how we gain life and find what it means to be alive as a human person. Living only for "me" brings the loss of the true purpose of being human. We need to give our lives away for others to be fully alive and gain true life with Jesus. Today accept your cross and burdens and find the joy that comes when you forget yourself out of love for others. Then you will find who you are meant to be and life eternal wi await you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is far more fulfilling when one lives their lives for others. Beautiful homily.