We have to recognize what really matters in life, here and in heaven
Reflections on the readings for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 10, 2018): GN 3:9-15; PS 130:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; 2 COR 4:13–5:1; MK 3:20-35
MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days.
The readings for this Sunday call us to appreciate the extraordinary importance of our personal relationship with God.
In Genesis we hear how Adam and Eve severed the special intimacy they had enjoyed with their Creator and, in turn, damaged the bond that existed between the two of them. In his letter to the Christians of Corinth, St. Paul assured them that the things of this world are passing, that we must not let concern for our bodies or our time on earth dominate who and what we truly are. “We look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven” (2 Corinthians 4:18-5:1).
God wants us to prepare ourselves for life everlasting. That means that we must draw close to Him by returning His love. Our Lord urges us to model our lives on the good, generous, compassionate service that our Savior revealed during His days among us. Let us make an effort each day to show that we truly are His children.
Suggested missionary action: We can pause to meditate on God’s desire for us to spend our eternity with Him. We can think about how we can use each day to strengthen the relationship we have with our loving Lord.