Thought of the Day August 29, 2023 Right order

By 10:16 AM

 There is a wise person of prayer who once wrote these words: “When I was young I was a revolutionary. My prayer to God was: ‘Lord, give me the energy to change the world.’ As I approached middle-age and realized that my life was half-gone without my changing a single soul, I changed my prayer to: ‘Lord, give me the grace to change all those who come into contact with me. Just my family and friends and I shall be satisfied.’ Now that I am old and my days are numbered, I have begun to see how foolish I have been. My one prayer now is: ‘Lord, give me the grace to change myself.’ If I had prayed for this from the start, I would not have wasted my life.” 

We don't have to wait to end of our life to realize that the most important person that needs changing is ourselves. What needs to change? Anything and everything that is not pleasing to the Lord in my life, which includes thoughts, words and actions. Can I think, say or do this and still stand in the presence of the all holy God? Life is too short for me to waste my time dealing with insignificant things, things that do not matter eternally. What ultimately matters is my relationship with God and because of this relationship, my relationship with others. God made it simple. Love God with my whole being and love my neighbor as God has loved me. Do this and we will live eternally with God.

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