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...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"A small bag with holes in it"

And whoever earned wages
earned them for a bag with holes in it.

These words of prophecy from today’s first reading (Haggai 1:1-8) resonate painfully and bitterly well for many in the wake of the economic and financial troubles of the past year.

Thus says the LORD of hosts:
Consider your ways!

As bad as things may be, God invites us to consider our ways: not just to consider what we have done (and what we have failed to do), but what to do in the present and in the future – focusing our energies on the things that are truly important.