Monday, October 29, 2012

Deeper reminder of realities

As we trudge on in this passing journey of life let us not forget realities.  After all, we do not want to waste our lives in wasteful or useless pursuits.  Like in traffic jams we do not wish to be stuck up or blocked somehow but ever desire to reach the true goals and end of our journey.  The guiding light we need is God’s word or the wisdom of sincere people, like our loved ones who truly love us.  We have to avoid the deception of false illusions that are like bubbles in the air that only fizzle and disappear, and so are like empty dreams.  God’s Word is like the everlasting light that guides us.

“With sweat on your brow shall you eat your bread, until you return to the soil, as you were taken from it.  For dust you are and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19).  The world, if enslaved to earthly riches, may be endangered by the perils of violent clashes and encounters which only lead to further loss of lives.  We must feed the world with maturer considerations that can help human beings control their wild emotions.  “He who meditates in the Law of the Lord day and night shall bear fruit in due time as a tree that is planted beside the water streams” (Ps. 1:2-3).  “Teach us to count how few days we have and so gain wisdom of heart” (Ps. 90:12).  Awareness of human weakness leads to wisdom, which is fear of God. (cf. Prov. 1:7+).

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