Posted by: livingscripture | November 7, 2015

31st Saturday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“No one can serve two masters.  He will either hate the one and love the other or be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.”     

(Luke 16: 13)

How should we live this Wordt_Jesus_the_Teacher002

 Jesus states His clear and essential rules.  It echoes a popular saying of simple genuine wisdom, ‘you cannot put one foot into two shoes’.  And yet, how often we can fall into the compromise of wanting everything; of riding the fence between one thing and its opposite?   Interior unity is cancelled out by the thirst for power, for prestige, for false pleasures that do not include contrasts or annoyances.  We prefer a quiet life to integrity of heart.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will recall the words of Pope Francis who says, “You cannot serve two masters.  Or we serve God or we serve the spirit of the world.  We cannot mix the two, like making a Macedonia salad.

Jesus, help me to choose You in everything and always!

 The Voice of D. Bonheoffer

 God and His eternity want to be loved with our whole heart, not in a way that compromises or weakens earthly love, but in a certain sense, the way the basic melody is in respect to the other voices of life that are like contrasting notes.

 

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