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Examine our own lives

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How do we look on our earthly goals, wealth, or the desire for it, on the use of our own time in seeking comforts?
EXAMINE OUR OWN LIVES
 
How do we look on our earthly goals, wealth, or the desire for it, on the use of our own time in seeking comforts?  
 
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
"Israel sinned", "they worshiped pagan gods"; "they were stiff-necked", and "they rejected (God's law/ the covenant" (Kgs 17:7, 14, 15). These are the things we read about today in the first reading. Turning their backs on the covenant, they were so stiff-necked - and of course we would never do such! But it's just that sort of self-righteous judgment our God advises against. The Scriptures are replete with the history of the failures of the people of that time who are called to live up to the covenant. Let this be a warning to us. We shouldn't brag on our own sense of spiritual achievement. Rather we would do well to examine our own lives. How faithfully do we live up to our faith as children of our heavenly Father, members of His family? We may not adore the idol of the golden calf, but how do we look on our earthly goals, wealth, or the desire for it, on the use of our own time in seeking comforts? Have we become rigid in our conviction that we know and obey God's will for us? Jesus' teaching was not for us to look down on ourselves and become a nervous wreck. He does, however, want us to take a deeper look at ourselves and be willing to make adjustments,
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: May we come to know that we are human and admit those mistakes made in our weakness. We need to turn from our own weakness and to ask God for His guidance, to have a true covenant relationship with Him.
 
Our challenge is to "Examine Our Life."
 
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