Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Readings: 2 John 4-9 | Ps. 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18 | Lk. 17:26-379
Jesus is trying to tell us to live each day out of love for God and love for neighbor. Doing so, we will not have to be concerned with what will happen when we die or when the world ends. The love that motivates us is the love that keeps us on the right path and in right relation. Jesus gives examples of people who did live each day out of love. Such examples include those in the time of Noah and in the time of Lot. We could add other examples to this list. The important thing is that we live with integrity and love. John is also telling us that it is love that is important. If we allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit and out of love, then we will not be led astray by those who do not live in the same manner. Most of us live lives of love, care and concern. Perhaps, what Jesus calls us to do today is to look at our lives to see where we have “less love” than we should.
Take time to consider the people with whom you are in relationship or those with whom you don’t care to be in relationship. Ask yourself why those relationships are less than they could be. Ask God to direct you to change your attitude as well as your actions toward those people. Do one thing to change your actions.