Wednesday 6 November 2013

Friday of Week 32 Year 1

If you were told that tomorrow would be the end of the world, how would you respond? For some people, they may try to stack up food, water, medicine and other items to survive, and then go into hiding in a place they think is safe, because to them, the end of civilisation as we know it is the end of the world. Some people may begin to try patching up relationships with their loved ones, for fear that they may never see their loved ones again. Others may try to accumulate other forms of wealth like gold, silver or other precious metals to be used to barter for necessities, thinking that if the world's economy collapses, that would be the end of the world as the present forms of currency (paper and coins) would be useless.

However, are we ready spiritually if the end of the world comes? Today's Gospel reminds us that "Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe." In our efforts to secure temporary things, we neglect to prepare for things which are eternal. When the time comes, the Gospel tells us that "one will be taken, the other left." Could we be the one left behind, regretting when it is too late that we had failed to maintain a good and close relationship with our loving God? Let us take heed, and as some may say, don't play play with our eternal future.

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