St. Monica Parish

St. Monica Parish
Why I Pray! Jesus is present in the Tabernacle. He promised to never leave us and his promise is true.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Serving others

The rich man and Lazarus in today's Gospel - our human tendency is to serve ourselves. When we move beyond and find ourselves stripped of all selfishness, we then have more room to be filled with God's grace and love. We serve God first, others second and ourselves last. We find this grace and love through constant prayer. Begin each day with prayer. We live in a world where most get their information from TV or friends. What we worship is how we live. If we worship sport's figures or celebrities as our models we will I imitate their lives. If we seek pleasure and personal convenience we will do whatever it takes to obtain them. If we only seek the ways of the world, we are seeking that which is passing away. But if we spend time in prayer, we will discover a world and a way of life that is beyond this one - a life that will last for all of eternity.

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