See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, October 04, 2012

It is really very simple...




Remember Lot's wife.

So, after you realize how poor Christ really is, and that there is nowhere to rest your head - or rather, rest on your laurels in this life; and after you finally decide to let the dead bury their dead and move on to follow Christ with resolute determination - don't forget that whoever 'puts their hand to the plow' - sets their will to do so - but keeps looking back, is unfit for the Kingdom of God.

We really need to keep that in mind...

As St. Paul explains it:  "Whatever gains I had, I consider as so much loss in the light of Christ.  I have come to rate all as loss in the light of the surpassing knowledge of my Lord Jesus Christ.  For his sake I have forfeited everything; I have accounted all else as rubbish that Christ may be my wealth and I may be in him, not having any justice of my own... I wish only to know Christ and the power flowing from his resurrection; likewise to know how to share in his sufferings by being formed into  the pattern of his death." - Philippians 3: 7-11

So, it seems to me, that if we have left behind family or friends, a career, a ministry, or a life of unbelief and/or sin, we need to consider it all as loss, that Christ may be our wealth and that we may be in him...

 
It's really very simple.
Revealed to little ones.
 
The wise and the learned
simply study it.
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. This is stupid, but I lost a wife because of the Church. I do not regret at all taking the stand I did, though the consequences continue to hurt. I miss her, but not enough to regret ever coming back to the Church in the way I did.

    I hope I am not doing wrong though by still assuming God wants me to be married, or more so, still wanting to be married - and my primary motivation to marry is it's because I want it and I need it. Sorry to say I am not at a spiritual level where I can say "I want to marry only to serve you, God."

    Of course, I want to do it on His terms and with His blessing. If my marriage is annulled (and I have good reason to think it will be), I'm going to pray for a wife, and I'm going to keep my eye out for pretty Catholic girls - I hope I would not be making a mistake in doing so. I don't THINK my marriage was destroyed because God wants me to be a monk or something, but you never know, and I am so afraid of being wrong.

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    1. I wasn't thinking of those things.

      I was thinking of people who are converts and ... and ...

      :)

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    2. I embarrass myself. :)

      All the fooling around and I haven't prayed the Rosary today. Maybe I should work on getting THAT done every day instead of worrying.

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