A Penitent Blogger

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

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What will last

Christmas in the world today has become a feast of materialism.

We should know better.

Even children should know, for some of their Christmas toys are already broken.

Adults this year should know, as financial and economic crisis take away so much that seemed secure.

Today’s first reading (1 John 2:12-17) reminds us:

Do not love the world or the things of the world.

If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
sensual lust,
enticement for the eyes,
and a pretentious life,
is not from the Father
but is from the world.

Yet the world and its enticement
are passing away.

But whoever does the will of God
remains forever.