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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Where it comes from

There are good things on this earth and there are also good people.

But we can often get confused about where to get that which is truly and fully good.

Temptation gives us the lie that the things or people we desire will be the answer to all our needs and will be truly and fully good.

The world gives us the lie that its cleverness and convenience can answer all our needs and questions and will be truly and fully good.

In today’s first reading (James 1:12-18), Saint James remind us where Truth and ultimate goodness comes from.

All good giving and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no alteration
or shadow caused by change.