Friday, June 22, 2012
Dear children! Today I call you, together with me, to begin to build the Kingdom of Heaven in your hearts; that you may forget that what is personal and – led by the example of my Son – think of what is of God. What does he desire of you? Do not permit Satan to open the paths of earthly happiness, the paths without my Son. My children, they are false and last a short while. My Son exists. I offer you eternal happiness and peace and unity with my Son, with God; I offer you the Kingdom of God. Thank you. Medjugorje message, August 2, 2010
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and woodworm destroy them and thieves can break in and steal. But store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth or woodworm destroy them and thieves cannot break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also. Matthew 6 : 19-21
The non-possessive life
• To be able to enjoy fully the many good things the world has to offer, we must be detached from them. To be detached does not mean to be indifferent or uninterested. It means to be non-possessive. Life is a gift to be grateful for and not a property to cling to.
A non-possessive life is a free life. But such freedom is only possible when we have a deep sense of belonging. To who then do we belong? We belong to God, and the God in whom we belong has sent us into this world to proclaim in his Name that all creation is created in and by love and calls us to gratitude and joy. That is what the “detached” life is all about. It is a life in which we are free to offer praise and thanksgiving.
• Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey.
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