Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD and contemplate his temple.

We should strive to see the good things of the Lord in this life as well as the next. We should see the world through the lens of faith. We see should see the good in others, in creation, and do our best to bring out the good in our every thought, word, and work. This is how Jesus approached the word, knowing that we are sinners, but being willing to look past that to the holy people beneath. He tried to free everyone of the shackles of sin and we should do the same to the best of our abilities and according to our talents. And if we do these things, then we will join the Holy Trinity in the house of the Lord and spend the rest of eternity with God, contemplating Him and the good things He has done for us.

Are our eyes open to the good things of this world? How can we magnify those things that lead us closer to God? What can we do to diminish those things that lead us away from Him?

O Lord, we seek to dwell with and contemplate you always.


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