BACK TO WHAT IS TRULY ESSENTIAL:
LIVE FOR AND LOVE GOD AND OTHERS,
AND DETACH OURSELVES FROM THE MUNDANE AND MATERIAL.
Dear brethren in Christ, as we prepare ourselves for Christmas, let us ask ourselves if we really liVe for the most essential goal in our life: to live for, with and in God during this life and in the next.
We could be easily engulfed by the mundanity of this fast-paced, materialistic and neo-pagan world such that we easily forget what life is for: to live and love God and through Him, the people around us and the entire humanity.
Consumerism, self-indulgence and greed for possessions, clearly features of our time, were denounced by Pope Pius XI saying that:
“the disease of the modern age, and the main source of the evils we all deplore, is that lack of reflection, that continuous and quite feverish pursuit of external things, that immoderate desire for wealth and pleasure, which gradually causes the heart to lose sight of its nobler ideals, drowning them in a sea of impermanent, earthly things, and preventing them from contemplating higher, eternal things (Mens nostra,6).”
Let us then be careful so as not to be attached to what is accidental, material, fleeting, and mundane but rather seek that which is essential for our authentic and everlasting happiness.
Have a great weekend and week ahead!
Mother Mary, Handmaid of the Lord, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us so we may always
seek and adhere to what is really essential in this life:
to love, live for and be with the Most Blessed Trinity in this life and the next!
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei, Catholics striving for Holiness. Please do us the kind favor of liking our FB page so we could reach and help more people. Thanks and God bless!
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