This is Our Kingdom
Are you following God's plan for your life? We are all trying to seek God's Kingdom, the ultimate goal striving to be saints and help those around us to meet this same goal. Looking within the context of marriage, a husband and wife marry each other out of love, devotion, with the promise to do so until death. In marriage, they promise to help one another strive for Sainthood, to bring out the best in each other, and put God at the center. This is one example of how we see God's kingdom present on earth, in marriage, and in the sacraments, the Eucharist being most important. How are you making God's kingdom present on earth?
Today's Gospel states:'All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day"'(John 6:37-40).
Today's reading talks about doing the will of God, our Father in heaven. God gives us all that we have, preparing us for His Kingdom in heaven. We were created of God's image and likeness to do His will, to love, be loved and bring others into His Kingdom. This happens through befriending someone who needs a friend, helping those who are struggling in poverty, and especially through the sacraments. By receiving the Eucharist, we are letting Christ be present in us, through us. Take some time to ask God to help you make His Kingdom present on earth.
Today we pray:
Thank You for creating me to bring Your Kingdom to this earth, through being a disciple in my life. Help me to be a better follower, and leader in my faith, and help me to make Your Kingdom present for all people.
I pray this in Your most holy name, Amen.