One Last Day
If you had only one more day to live on earth, what would you do? Would you spend the time with those you love most, doing what you love most? Would you take a trip and see an area of the world that had always been on your bucket list? Would you get in that last guitar jam session with a friend that you had been wanting to do for weeks on end, but never had the chance? Would you finish that really good book that you've been dying to read, but the busy times of life make the time slip by? It's easy to think of the things we would do if we had one more day. We know what's important to us on our list. It wouldn't involve working, or paying bills, getting groceries or chores (unless that is something you love to do). What is most important to you? Would you ensure that you give the day to God, making time for mass, confession, adoration? If God is to be our centre, surely the last day would have a chunk of time, if not the whole day, dedicated to Him. Consider what you invest your time in now. What is important to you and is God at the top of that list?
Today's Gospel states: '"I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you' (John 16:12-15).
In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that we need to know and seek the truth, but at the difficult times, and even the most joyful times, we won't want to hear him. We want to be with him and spend time with him, yet we have difficulty hearing his truth, embracing his love in our lives, putting him at the centre. It's important that we listen to this voice of truth, putting God at our centre and not only taking time to hear him, but to truly follow in his footsteps, doing his will. It's important to take time each and every day to grow in this relationship, but to use it to do God's will for those around us, being examples of His love in the world. Do you embrace God's truth? If you had one more day, would you be able to say that you're content on where your relationship is with God?
Today we pray:
Thank You for this life, for speaking Your truth to me in my life. Help me to continue to seek You and to share Your love and truth with the world. I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.