Sunday, August 26, 2012

Decide today

The first reading at Mass today was from Joshua.

"If it does not please you to serve the LORD,
decide today whom you will serve,
the gods your fathers served beyond the River
or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are now dwelling.
As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Fr. Brian used this reading as an excellent "jumping off" point for his amazing homily. He spoke about all of the false gods that exist today and the need to decide, once and for all, whom we would like to follow.

I firmly believe that we, as a society, have gotten so caught up in 'things' that we have completely lost our way. Who has the latest Coach bag? What's happening on 'Jersey shore"? Who is dating whom/having a baby with whom in Hollywood? Which neighbor has a bigger car/diamond/house than you? Is any of this getting us closer to heaven?

So, take some time today and consider whom you will serve. If you choose not to follow the One who can lead you to Eternal Life, "to whom shall 'you' go?".

Y'all know where we are with this but just in case you forgot (it's such a great reminder to me as I head out the door)

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