One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD and contemplate his temple.

What is it that you seek?

(Just a little aside – whenever I hear that question, my mind immediately goes here!! – John Dorhauer, Chris Krull and Pat Huether – I know yours did too!!)

Back to reality – what is it that you truly seek?  Your will or God’s?  Yesterday we thought about that very question.  Today I’m asking you to think about what it is you intend to achieve by doing God’s will.  Fame, fortune?  Think about the life of St. Francis of Assisi or St. Ignatius of Loyola; two men who had everything and gave up everything they had to seek and fulfill the will of God.  Bishop Barron’s reflection this morning offered a quote from St. Ignatius…

Lord, I don’t care whether I have a long life or a short life, whether I am rich or poor, whether I am healthy or sick.

 

Today’s Psalm (from Psalm 27) is a beautiful guide as to what we should seek…

R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Do something great for our Lord today – take your time and contemplate the beauty of this Psalm.  Use your five minutes today thinking about what it is that you seek.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

PS – Please pray for the soul of Betty McGuire whose funeral Mass is today at 9:30 AM.  May her soul and the soul’s of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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