Friday 28 March 2014

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter

Who do you obey? Do you obey God's laws? Or do you obey man's laws? Sometimes we may be asked to do something which is according to man's laws, but by doing that something, we are breaking God's laws. On the other hand, we may be obeying God's laws, but that could cause us to be unpopular or persecuted because we are not going with the flow or joining the crowd. Man's laws are not always just, not always fair, not always right, not always proper, and yet, some of us still obey them, because some of us think that by doing so, we would save our own skin, or perhaps gain an advantage or promotion, or maybe gain respect or recognition from other people.

Today's reading reminds us that "obedience to God comes before obedience to men." Ultimately we need to decide and check our conscience. Are we doing the right and proper thing to remain in good relationship with God? Or are we doing things to please people? Are we looking for eternal rewards, or are we merely satisfied with temporary rewards here on earth? Let us choose wisely for our eternal future.

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