Monday, July 29, 2019

Memorial of Saint Martha

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in Egypt, Wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea.

We can be a bit forgetful when it comes to all the things God has done for us. Like the Israelites, we can become lost in worldly things or feel abandoned by God. We can seek out false idols in our lives and while we might not think we are worshiping them, we can give them far more time, talents, and treasures than we give to God. However, it is far better for us to not become lost in the desert of sin, especially mortal sins like idolatry. Better for us to seek God and find Him, then to complain against Him when things don’t go our way. Better for us if we put our energies to use knowing, loving, and serving God and others, then to waste them in the fires of our own selfishness. 

Do we forget God in our daily lives? How can we rid ourselves of the idols of distraction and sin that surround us? What can we do to become more perfect followers of our Heavenly Father?

O Lord, never let us forget you.


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