Minds Not At Rest
The thing is these things that keep me awake, as important as they may seem to be, are really just temporary. It was the line in Ecclesiastes that got my attention today at Mass; "...even at night his mind is not at rest." But it is the toiling away that keeps our minds from resting at times.
Today's Gospel puts it all in perspective; we are to store our treasure for and in heaven. So maybe my nightly tape should go something more like this: when was the last time I went to confession, am I praying often and well enough, am I doing enough to serve God and others. Those are the things that will help me to get to heaven. My job and my bank account will surely fade away.
Help me to remember that the things of this earth will pass away, but that You and Your Word will not. Grant me the grace to store up my treasure in heaven and be less concerned with material things, desiring only what I truly need.
In keeping my eyes and mind on You, I know that I will someday gain the treasure that awaits me in my true heavenly home.
All of this I pray in Jesus' name.
Readings for today, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time