Friday 21 June 2019
ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA.
2 Corinthians 11:18, 21-30. Psalm 33(34):2‑7. Matthew 6:19-23.
From all their afflictions God will deliver the just – Psalm 33(34):2‑7.
‘Store up treasures in heaven.’
Lord Jesus, help me to keep my eyes on you, and not on earthly treasures. Gently remind me of your presence when the emphasis in my life slides off towards things like comfort and pleasure. When I seek expensive clothes, extravagant food, or even feel a little superior to some others, call my name and help me know I am precious, honoured and loved (Isaiah 43:4). Help me to see that it is you alone which will give me life and fulfilment. The treasure of your presence is light for my steps.
You warn me, Lord, against putting my trust in things that I can’t take with me when your call comes. Help me to get my priorities right. Level out my attachments to possessions, honours, and human rewards. Inspire a new song within my heart – your voice will satisfy my longing.