It is interesting to observe how people spend so much time and effort in obtaining things of this world, things which are only temporary and will not last. For example, we may have a brand new car today, but that same car would slowly depreciate in value, parts will breakdown, and there will come a time when the car would end up as scrap. The same goes for the computers and electronic gadgets we own or long to own. What is the latest and greatest today would become obsolete tomorrow. Whether we like it or not, that is the way things are here on earth, and we need to set our priorities right and focus on what really matters.
In today's reading, we are
reminded of One who will never disappear or fade away. The reading tells
us: "His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass
away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed." No matter what happens, be
it good or bad, Jesus will always be there for us. So we should make
more effort to grow closer to Him and let Him be our guide, since all
other persons and things are impermanent, temporary, and will sooner or later go away, but Jesus will
always be around.