Our daily choices reflect whom we serve. What are your daily choices and do they reflect the Will of God? Each moment of each day is a gift to live our calling. Our choices reflect how we live our gift of this one glorious life. Day by day we are called to walk humble with our Lord Jesus.
The idols of this age can blind us to the ways of Jesus Christ. What is it that compels you? Does it bring you and others a life of pain and sorrow? Keep your eyes on the eternal Love and Grace. Live in joy and peace with others. Seek to be present to the Eternal Presence and to those in need of your love.
You will need to discern between what is good and evil. But, you will need to go even further. To live in Christ, you will need to discern between good, better, and best. If you stay close to Jesus Christ in prayer and through reflection on Scripture, you will learn to discern with the mind of Jesus. Your parish community of friends will also help you live a life in Christ. Discernment is the hallmark of a well-lived life. It will bring you love, joy, and peace.
Daily seek to better understand God’s thoughts and ways for you. Use all of your senses, reason and will to conform your life to one with Christ. It is a daily journey. Jesus Christ walks the faith journey with you, if you will only let Him do so. Daily pray, serve others, and love deeply. Let Jesus be your guide.
Our reason and will are important parts of our lives and can help us to live our lives devoted to Jesus Christ. When we learn how Jesus lived and loved, we form our minds into genuine Christians. Our will can become Holy when we live in the Way of Jesus. Conforming our wills to the Will of God is our highest calling. We need our reason, minds and will to follow Jesus in this life and to be with Him in the afterlife. We can choose to be like Jesus Christ. Choose wisely.
Our minds and souls are for God. They are gifts that we need to use faithfully to praise, love and serve God. When we stay close to Jesus, we provide the means of best using these great gifts of our mind and soul. Prayer, Scripture and serving others are great expressions of a mind and soul used well. Cherish your gifts by using them wisely and with great devotion.
Our time here on this earth is limited. The bigger picture is our life with Jesus Christ after our death. Live your life with the view of eternal life firmly in your mind and soul. Jesus showed us The Way to life here and eternally. Follow Him. Love Him. Worship Him. Jesus is a friend like no other!
We must let our souls lead us to Jesus daily. Our souls wish to be in His Presence each day and throughout the day. Finding times of quiet, like Jesus did in His life, allows us to be with Him. Short formal prayers at meals and other key times reminds us we are always near to Him. Our soul must lead us back to Jesus and allow Him to be at the center of all that we are in this life.
All of creation speaks to the Glory of God. The largest creature and the smallest are from God. The universe and all of the galaxies are of God. Mars images that we now see are of God’s making. We can marvel in all of creation and see the Creator in it all. Give thanks that you and I are a part of the marvelous wonder of the creation.
Our bodies are our temples for God. We must tend to them to keep them healthy and rested. Our spiritual life is build on our earthly temple of our bodies. It is a gift to us. We honor God when we take good care of it. We are wise to encourage others to also care for their bodies as they answer the call to spiritual life with Jesus Christ.