Thought of the Day September 10, 2019 The place of Jesus in our lives

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Reflecting on purity of heart the writer Mark Shea comments. He uses the illustration of a rose window in a Church or Cathedral to teach about what it means to be single-hearted. He says: “It does not deny that life has different facets, but rather shows that every facet of life is ordered around and points to Christ, is subsumed in Jesus and His heavenly kingdom along with the Father and the Spirit as the ordering principle of every other thing. And thus career, family, marriage, finances, spending priorities, use of time, where one lives, and any other imaginable aspect of life is subsumed in Christ, points to Him, and leads to the Lord and His kingdom on high.”

Another way of saying this is to ask the question: Is Jesus the Lord of Lord of our lives. If we drew a circle and put into that circle all the important things in our lives, would Jesus be in the very center or somewhere else, like one among many. In many of our lives, he is there but definitely not in fact at the very center, with everything else revolving around him. We need to pray with the Psalmist prays: Create a clean heart in me O God.” (Psalm 51:12) 

If Jesus is not at the center of our lives, what do we need to do to change this?

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