Tuesday, April 20, 2010

All days are good for serving God

Psa 90:12  So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

My commentary has a quote from St J Escriva (Friends of God) related to this verse.  "...there are no bad or unsuitable days.  All days are good for serving God.  Days become bad only when people spoil them with their lack of faith, their laziness and their indolence, which turns them away from working with God and for God.  'At all times I will bless the Lord' (Ps 34:1).  Time is a treasure that melts away.  It escapes from us, slipping through our fingers like water through the mountain rocks.  Tomorrow will soon be another yesterday.  Our lives are so very short.  Yesterday has gone and today is passing by.  But what a great deal can be done for the love of God in this short space of time!"

I was listening to an audio cd my sister lent me this week.  The speaker was talking about fasting, and what he said applied to more than just food.  Our bodies, like money, make good servants but horrible masters.  Too frequently we submit to the urge of the body when we could be doing productive things for God, preparing for our end and His arrival, and helping others to do the same.

We have work to do while here, and if we remember how it will end then we will be less prone to wasting it:
Sir 7:36  In all you do, remember the end of your life, and then you will never sin. 

We know not when we will die, or when Jesus will return.

Luk 12:35  "Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
Luk 12:36  and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks.
Luk 12:37  Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.
Luk 12:38  If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants!
Luk 12:39  But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
Luk 12:40  You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour."

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