Saturday, 8th February – Saturday of week 4 of the year
Reflection: 1 Kings 3:4-13
SET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT
The purpose of man is to live for the glory of God. God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength (CCC 1). This desire for God is written in the human heart, and only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for. God has placed the desire for happiness in human heart in order to draw man to the One who alone can fulfill it.
As humans, we make choices and our choices are based on our desires. The end of all man’s desire is happiness. King Solomon in quest for happiness asked God for “the heart to discern between good and evil”, that he may lead the people right and still be pleasing to God. Thus, God was at the centre of his desire and God gave him more than he asked for. Often times, man searches for happiness in wealth, power, position, and even in all forms of immorality. However, all these cannot give lasting happiness. No created being or thing can give man eternal happiness on its own, for happiness is a divine trait and can only be found in its fullest, in the divine alone.
Dear Friends, we are enjoined in all our plans, our aspirations, our goals, our careers, and in all we do, to put God first and seek for His glory alone and He will bless all that concern us. We are created for Him and Him alone. Thus, our first priority is to live for God. In living for Him, we will find our Peace and Happiness.
PRAYER: Open my heart Lord, that I may know your will and give me the grace to do it. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC1718 – THE DESIRE FOR HAPPINESS
……How is it, then, that I seek you, Lord? Since in seeking you, my God, I seek for a happy life, let me seek you so that my soul may live, for my body draws life from my soul and my soul draws life from you.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Set your hearts first on the kingdom and justice of God and ALL these things will also be given to you.” Matthew 6:33 CCB
Readings for today: 1 Kings 3:4-13; Psalm 119:9-14; Mark 6:30-34