A Penitent Blogger

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

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hang out with the losers

Quite often in our lives - at school, at work or in other social situations - we often fear to be seen with people who are not popular or generally thought to be "losers."

In one of the passages provided for today’s first reading (Romans 12:9-16), St. Paul exhorts us to do just that: to "associate with the lowly."

Worldly people push and scheme to associate themselves with people who are seen as successful, rich and/or powerful in the things of this passing world.

Followers of Christ strive to associate themselves with people who may be losers in the eyes of the world but who aspire to be successful, rich and powerful in the love of God and the everlasting beatitude of the world without end.