The world doesn’t revolve around us. Our first priority is to Christ and His kingdom. That means more than simply keeping the commandments. It means loving God and His people more than any worldly treasure. It means, in short, denying ourselves and following Jesus who gave His life for us and for the entire world. Many people claim to be Christ followers. However, there is absolutely nothing in their lives that would signify this except, perhaps, attendance at Mass. They are not sharing their faith with others. They are not volunteering in their communities. They are not giving to those who are down and out. As we have asked several times over the past few weeks, are you a follower of Christ or simply a fan? It makes a difference!
September 3, 2017