A Penitent Blogger

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

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Following other gods

There are people who say there is no God.

In truth, these very same people worship many gods.

They worship their intellect and their pride.

They often worship and serve their own pleasure

Sometimes they will worship and serve something outside of themselves: sometimes money, sometimes power, sometimes a lover, sometimes a philosophy, sometimes a national identity, sometimes a charismatic leader.

In today’s first reading (Judges 2:11-19), the Children of Israel bring disaster upon themselves again and again because they want to fit in with everybody around them and follow gods that are not God, because they think it is a good thing to do.

In today’s Gospel (Matthew 19:16-22), our Lord Jesus Christ says, “There is only One who is good.”

May you and I not follow other gods.

May we follow, worship and serve only God.