15 Nov Why Would I Need More? (Wis 13:1) by Kevin McNicholas
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan.” ~ Wis 13:1 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: I suppose I would be foolish if I were in ignorance of God, because I would have missed the entire point of life! I love this verse from the Book of Wisdom because it reminds us that what we see on earth can distract us from God Himself, the Artisan whose canvas is humanity, the world and everything in it. God created each of us on purpose, and while it is easy to get caught up in the “shiny pretty things” the world has to offer, getting through the clutter of what the world has to offer, and really getting to the heart of our relationship with God is more difficult. Pope John Paul II brought a single suitcase with him to the Vatican when he took residence in the Papal Apartments; the contents were a few family photos, his brother’s stethoscope, and a few other personal effects. When asked, “Holy Father, is this all you possess?” He replied, “Why would I need more?”
* Kevin works at an alternative education program serving three counties in Southern Illinois. He and his wife Laura have a 10 month old miracle named Elliana (“the Lord Answers”) to love, and have been blessed during the 7 years of their marriage to travel to Catholic pilgrimage sites worldwide.
Faith Challenge: Pray about what in your life (material items, thoughts, addictions, etc.) are
getting in the way of your relationship with God. Make an effort today to get rid of one area or item that separates you from God.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Albert the Great
Faith Quote: “Without God at the beginning, there can be only confusion at the end.” –Servant of God Monsignor Edward Flanagan (Founder of Boys Town).
Through Christ our Lord,