Thought of the Day May 21, 2024 What road are we traveling?

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Blessed Franz Jägerstätter 1907-1943

Just as the man who thinks only of this world does everything possible to make life here easier and better, so must we, too, who believe in the eternal Kingdom, risk everything in order to receive a great reward there. Just as those who believe in National Socialism tell themselves that their struggle is for survival, so must we, too, convince ourselves that our struggle is for the eternal Kingdom. But with this difference: we need no rifles or pistols for our battle, but instead, spiritual weapons - and the foremost among these is prayer. Through prayer, we continually implore new grace from God, since without God's help and grace it would be impossible for us to preserve the Faith and be true to His commandments. Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray for Those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are they who live and die in God's love. - Blessed Franz, writing from prison

Do we live our lives with the same conviction that our struggle is for the eternal kingdom of God? Or do we live our lives for an earthly kingdom. The latter will end in death. The former will never end. A wide road leads to the earthly kingdom. A narrow road leads to the kingdom of God. Which do we choose to travel?

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