Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jeremiah 17:5-20, Psalm 1:2-3, 4 & 6, Luke 16:19-31

Jeremiah 17:5-20

My Beloved, more often than not we seek consolation in ways and places where none can be found. We trust people of power, money, and influence instead of placing all our faith, hope and love in God alone. Time after time men disappoint and fail us yet we lack the wisdom to know that we are sowing in arid land where life can never be.

The one who trusts in you always flourished. He who planted in You and is rooted deeply in God will not be overcome no matter how freely the storm rages or the sun blazes. In God he will bear good fruit in season and out of season for the Lord is the source of his life.

Psalm 1:2-3, 4 & 6

My Beloved, sin often presents itself in a very attractive light if it didn't our first parents would not have been lured into disobedience doing expressly that which God had commanded them not to. The righteous man, puts his trust in God, he believes in God's Word which is to him food and drink God, in turn, provides him with an ever-flowing stream of blessings that never dries up. He yields fruit and he thrives on the bounty of God. The Lord walks beside His own and keeps them on the right path. With You at my side my Beloved I will never be afraid.

Luke 16:19-31

My Beloved, You knew that even though You would rise from the dead many would still refuse to believe. Sometimes, Lord, we look at how unequally wealth is distributed in our world. There are people like Lazarus in the parable who are destitute they live absolutely miserable lives and they die destitute. While it is easy to point fingers and blame God for the misery of the outcast, the marginalized and those condemned to die on the fringes society the real truth is that if such atrocities continue to exist in a world of plenty where some live to excess, then each of us is guilty of allowing our brothers and sisters to die on a dung heap.

What have I done to change even if in an infinitesimally small way, the condition of those who live on a pittance and sometimes not even that.?

Just as the rich man in the parable condemns himself to eternal hellfire for his blindness to 

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