The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Friday, August 28, 2015

Watch out!

In the concluding words of St. Paul’s first letter to the saints at Corinth, we read these words:

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love” (I Corinthians 16:13-14).

There are many distractions that want to lead us away from our Divine lover. In our current American culture, it can be the barrage of political news or the incessant noise of Madison Avenue trying to create a hunger for a new car or the latest fashion or the ongoing senseless violence that fills our airways. Society’s ceaseless drumbeats can easily distract from the reality that we are spiritual beings having a human experience instead of human beings having an occasional spiritual experience.

The above words as timely in the 21st Century as they were in the First Century.

Watch out! Be on guard! Do not let the news of the day sway your confidence in God Plant your feet in your faith not on the economy or the political fortunes of a politician. Be strong in your convictions. Let love mark your every action.

Ronald Friesen © 2015

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