Saturday, July 24, 2010

Something to Ponder

 I was reading through today's first reading. The Lord speaks to Jeremiah and as I read this it was quite evident that the Lord today is still speaking this to all of us! Here is the reading and you be the judge.

First Reading
Jeremiah 7:1-11

The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD: Stand at the gate of the house of the LORD, and there proclaim this message: Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD! Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Reform your ways and your deeds, so that I may remain with you in this place. Put not your trust in the deceitful words: "This is the temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD!" Only if you thoroughly reform your ways and your deeds; if each of you deals justly with his neighbor; if you no longer oppress the resident alien, the orphan, and the widow; if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place, or follow strange gods to your own harm, will I remain with you in this place, in the land I gave your fathers long ago and forever.

But here you are, putting your trust in deceitful words to your own loss! Are you to steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, go after strange gods that you know not, and yet come to stand before me in this house which bears my name, and say: "We are safe; we can commit all these abominations gain"? Has this house which bears my name become in your eyes a den of thieves? I too see what is being done, says the LORD.

 Considering how everything is going on in the world today I think we should all start to listen and do what the Lord has asked of us! Sorry to sound like I am pessimistic but everyday I see more and more that really troubles me. Be it with the youth we see out and about, be it with business leaders or be it with political leaders. Sadly and don't get me wrong as I am not super religious I am just a lost soul at best struggling to get on the correct path but when things are wrong they are wrong. So let us all try to listen to  the Lord and maybe with small steps make this truly a better place for all of us!! God Bless!

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