Monday, June 7, 2010
St. Robert Newminster
This is the gospel for those who long for greater things in this world. God has not forgotten you! When I read this gospel I'm reminded of the not so popular kids at school. You know the ones, the humble, shy, smart, quirky, good natured, forgotten kids. Your kids may be like this; I know mine are. They wonder why the kids who are rich, good looking, arrogant, sometimes mean and often selfish are the popular ones. They wonder if it pays to be the good guy.
One more thing: In the sermon on the mount, Jesus clearly tells us it pays to be the good guy. Only, the payoff won't come in this world. That's why we have to remind ourselves and our children to keep our eyes on heaven. Through every turmoil, challenge, and even joy, keep your eyes on the kingdom and great will be your reward!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your encouragement! I need this now more than ever! Help me to keep my eyes toward heaven and to teach my children to strive for their just reward in God's kingdom with you. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Robert, pray for me.
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