Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Twenty-Third Tuesday of Ordinary Time

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.

Walk with Christ Jesus. This is an image we all should dwell upon as we go throughout our days. If we constantly kept Jesus in our thoughts and imagine him with us, the likelihood of us giving into temptation and sinning against God and others would greatly decrease. We would also find it far more difficult to forget how our words and actions affect our relationships with God and our brothers and sisters in Christ. When we have someone we love who is next to us, we speak and act in ways that are less likely to disrespect or offend them. This is why it’s so important to walk with Christ, to be rooted in him and built upon him. It is through him, with him, and in him that our faith is firmly founded upon love and mercy, rather than the seductive philosophies of the world.

Have we been seduced by worldly things? How can we root ourselves more firmly in Jesus Christ? What can we do to keep Jesus present in our daily lives?

O Lord, walk with us.


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