Thursday 28 September 2017

About Today Readings

St Wencceslas; Ss Laurence Ruiz & CC.

Haggai 1:1-8. Psalm 149:1-6, 9. Luke 9:7-9.

The Lord takes delight in his people — Psalm 149:1-6, 9.

‘Give careful thought to your ways.’

God urges through the prophet Haggai a message that is still relevant to us today.

It is to remember that the material pleasures that can be bought, the ‘stuff’ that we fill our lives with, will not deeply satisfy us. In our consumer and capitalist culture that obsessively bombards us with the message that we need more, better, bigger, we need this message.

There is a growing consciousness that the resources of the world are finite, and that our consumerism is unsustainable and detrimental to life.

Let us consider the places from which we can source our life. Through Haggai we are urged to ensure that we prioritise right relationship with our loving God to sustain us and to shape and focus our lives, our homes, our presence to one another.

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