Taking care of the spirit and our salvation
Modern life is very hectic. Home, work, school, accounts payable, bank, meetings, neighbors, travel, cell, relatives, facebook, television, computer, internet. There are so many things and so many attractions that we sometimes ask God to have at least 30 hours a day. Everything very flowing, superficial, disposable and ephemeral; appearances and material goods take over the everyday. Parties, bars, gatherings of friends, cars, clothing ...More news: The weighted Burgers vector: a new quantity for constraining dislocation with electron backscatter diffraction on 2D sections through crystalline materials - WHEELER - 2009 - Journal of Microscopy - Wiley Online Library
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Of course, our existence must be full in social and economic terms; after all, we are human and God gave us a life full of opportunities, in giving us health, intelligence, disposition and creativity. But in the face of so many elements that catch the attention of the world, one realizes that the time for divine things is getting smaller and smaller. That is why it is so difficult to recruit new members for the Vincentian Conferences.
In addressing this subject, it is essential to create a biblical passage in which Jesus teaches us what, in fact, should be the center of our lives. In the Gospel of Luke (chapter 10, verses 38-42), we find Jesus' visit to the house of marten, who had a sister named Mary. Maria sat at the master's feet to listen to him while Martha became distracted by her household chores. Jesus, perceiving Martha's complaints about her sister, said: "Martha, Martha, is anxious and disturbed by many things. But one thing is only necessary and Mara chose the best part, which will not be taken from her. " Like Martha, we are sometimes so preoccupied with daily chores that we do not perceive the "visit of the Lord in our homes," in our hearts, in our lives. Many do not even notice or feel His presence. Many do not have time to attend Mass or receive the sacraments. Many do not put God as a priority in their journey. Many are ungrateful to Heavenly Father and do not thank Him for all they have. Many are overworked, stressed, and need to spend real fortunes on therapies and psychologists.
In another passage of Scripture (Mt 6, 31-34), Jesus exhorts the multitude. "Do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care of itself. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given you. " First, God and the Spirit; then the rest. Jesus taught us the most important, that is, to listen and follow the words of the Savior; then the rest. It is regrettable to note that contemporary society can find time and attention for everything but the Most High. Let's take care of the spirit! Let us take care of our salvation! Let us take care of the Poor of the Lord!
Vincentian chronicles of; Renato Lima, Cgi