Sunday, August 1, 2010
St. Alphonsus Liguori
"All things are vanity!"
I just visited a friend who gave me a tour of her house. She opened a door and said, "This room makes me embarrassed." I was expecting a junky storage area but what lay behind the door was a beautiful media room capable of movie theater quality viewing for several people. She was feeling a little guilty for her family's excess.
One more thing: Jesus didn't say having things that you enjoy is bad. He said to "guard against all greed." If you have much, be thankful, enjoy it, but acknowledge it is not the purpose and center of your life. Our children need to see that we are in the world but not of the world, and that our focus always remains on Christ and the great commandments he gave us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for always providing for my family exactly what we need. Protect my heart from greed and desires that are not of you. Help me to model temperance in all things for my children. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Alphonsus, pray for me.
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