To love is our main mission in life.
(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry.”
This is not a dress rehearsal.
This is your life.
Each moment is the real deal.
The big question is: Why are we here?
We must ask ourselves this question.
Pretend it is sometime in the future and you are on your death bed. Are you able to look back at your life and be at peace with how you spent it?
Jesus told us that the two most important commandments were to love God and our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-39).
Love is what matters.
In today’s scripture verses, Jesus isn’t saying that being rich is bad…but he is saying that being rich isn’t what life is about.
That’s why he said “woe to you who are rich”…because if that’s your only aim in life…you will already have received your consolation.
This is not a threat of punishment.
But Jesus is telling us that it will be distressing for anyone who stands in the light of God’s eternal Love and reviews whether they did the one thing that they were made for: Did they channel Love with their life.
Did they share their resources in the service of others…or did they horde their wealth?
And Jesus told us how to love: Did we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick and visit the imprisoned (Matthew 25)?
We come from Love and will one day return to Love. In the meantime, the only thing that truly matters…is how we love.
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Remember…God loves you!