Sunday, February 26, 2017

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

God doesn’t want us to worry about worldly things. We should trust Him enough to let Him provide what we need to live in the world. Instead, God wants us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Our every thought should be focused on doing God’s Will. Our every word should proclaim the Goodness of our Lord. Our every work should express God’s Love and Mercy. God should be the source, center, and summit of our lives. His Divine Image within our souls and the Good News that springs forth from it should be sufficient for us. It should sustain us through our trials. It should give us faith that God will provide for our present and hope that He will do what is best for our futures because He loves us more than anything else and wants us to be with Him forever.

Are we worried about worldly things? If so, then how can we learn to place our trust in God? What can we do to refocus our lives on seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness?

O Lord, you are all that we need.


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