A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Do realize what you've got there?

A sad fact of the Christian life is that sometimes some of us can take our faith for granted.

We do not treat our faith as the precious, pure, and unimaginably wonderful gift that it is.

In today’s first reading (1 Tim. 6:13-16), St. Paul’s words speak directly to us of this most valuable of gifts that we bear:

I charge you before God,
who gives life to all things,
and before Christ Jesus,
who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate
for the noble confession,
to keep the commandment
without stain or reproach
until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ
that the blessed and only ruler
will make manifest at the proper time,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone has immortality,
who dwells in unapproachable light,
and whom no human being has seen or can see.
To him be honor and eternal power.