First Reading: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20
Psalm: Ps 132:11, 12, 13-14, 17-18
Gospel: Mt 6:19-23
We must all admit that today’s world is very much characterized as a materialistic world. It is a world that promotes the satisfaction of senses, a life of luxury and the so called “good life” — a life of make believe and of toys for the big boys, and the big league of power. It is a world of twisted values that must be restored right side up through Jesus Christ. Inasmuch as we prefer the “easy way” to “our idea of what heaven is,” we are warned that the road to perdition is wide and easy. Thus we are blinded by our own desires and our dependence on what does not last.
It is a temporal world that we live in and we must live it in such a way that would prepare us for eternity, that real longing for what is true and eternal. We must work on that perfection of love in us with faith and hope. Have we considered how we are living our lives today? Let us think about it and start living to the fullest as Jesus has shown us.