Don't Waste Away!
Do you waste time? Maybe you could be using time wisely, doing some house cleaning, spending time with some family, helping out a neighbour who needs some help with yard work? There's always ways we can use our time right, yet so much of it we waste away, lost in technology, screens, over sleeping, hating on others. Time is precious, and everything we do brings us back to God. How do you use your time?
Today's Gospel states:'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him' (John 12:24-26).
Today's Gospel talks about how the person that loves his life will lose it, and the person who loses their life for the world will find eternal life. If you give your everything for others, you're giving your life away. Think of the phrase 'w.w.j.d' in everything you do, every decision you make. Your life has purpose, so don't waste it! Embrace the discipleship mission God has given you! Take some time to ask God to help you use your time, your life wisely, to glorify God.
Today's prayer comes from 'Godtube' a prayer to use time wisely:
Heavenly Lord, our time on earth is but a few words in the cosmic story. Help us to use our time wisely, and leave our mark when our time is done. Amen.