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Sunday, November 22, 2015
“My Kingdom does not belong to this world.”
Lord, you remind us that your kingdom is not here, yet we live as if this world is our kingdom. We cling to our possessions and to our freedom to do as we please. We are so taken up by all the things this world has to offer. We believe that we can control and do whatever we want with our lives.
We have forgotten that we are called to serve you and our neighbor. We think we are free but we have become dependent on our computers, cellphones, televisions, cars, and all the gadgets the world has to offer. We have lost our freedom because we do not see we are called to love you above all.
We need to follow you, but we are distracted by all that surrounds us each day. Send us your Spirit, Lord, to help us remain focused on you and the Eternal Kingdom. Help us see that you are the one who will give us true freedom and happiness as we journey through this world toward your kingdom. We pray that we will accept you as the center of our lives and serve you and our brothers and sisters. Amen.
— Fr. Peter Precourt, AA
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA