no passing zone
“The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass.” ¬—Luke 21:33
Only two days remain before this liturgical year comes to an end; upon what will you focus your attention? Will it be pre-Christmas sales? Will it be sports?
Compared to eternity, only a short time remains in our life; until we die or until Jesus comes again, upon what will you focus your attention? Will it be making money? (see 1 Tm 6:9-10) Will it be power, pleasure, food, clothes? (Mt 6:24-34) The things of this world, upon which we focus so much attention, shall pass away (Lk 21:33). “Since everything is to be destroyed in this way, what sort of [people] must you not be! How holy in your conduct and devotion, looking for the coming of the day of God and trying to hasten it!” (2 Pt 3:11-12)
Therefore, let us set our hearts on what is above, not on what is of earth (Col 3:1-2). With St. Paul, let us profess: “I have been crucified with Christ, and the life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me. I still live my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal 2:19-20). Let us finish this Church year focused on what will last, not on what will pass away.
Prayer: Father, in these next two days, I ask You to bring to completion all that You wanted to accomplish in my life during this Church year.
Promise: “His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, His kingship shall not be destroyed.” ¬—Dn 7:14
Praise: David converted to the Faith on his deathbed.
Reference: (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
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