“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will be my servant also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.” (Jn 12:24-26).
This gospel has been a dilemna for us, too. Sometimes, we are so embroiled in our families, friends and work that we forgot who the priority is! When we say, we serve the Lord, we should mean it. Hating the world and it’s glitter does not mean that you leave your family totally. It only meant that we have to die in ourselves, submit ourselves totally to His will. Pray for all you need. Then, be at peace that God is in control.
When one is really grounded in God and he or she prays to God for his needs, it is truly given not in the way that we expect but in God’s way.
We have to let go of our selfish interests and ambitions. Let go and let God. Our life is in His hands! This is not simple religiosity. For how can we say that we serve the Lord but we cater to vices like gambling, love of prostitution, greediness, vanity, pride and the like. It really does not make sense. “Where the Lord is, there you must be.” He is there waiting for you: in the Holy Mass, in His Holy Word, in His Sacraments, in Adoration, among His Angels and saints, In the Church, among the poor, needy and homeless. If we serve Jesus, we will be honoured by Heavenly Father. On the other hand, the glory of the Almighty God must be our goal.
What’s the profit of gaining the whole world and losing our soul? God first!