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?
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Must have? Not really.

The way advertisers tell it, there are things that you simply MUST HAVE.

The way movies, songs, advice-givers, and stories tell it, there are pleasures and people that you simply MUST HAVE.

But deep down in our hearts, we know that none of that is true.

Deep down in our hearts we already know what Saint John says in today’s first reading (1 John 2:12-17):

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.