Today’s Thoughts: Well as we await the solar eclipse this afternoon a few thoughts for your morning.
Today we find a sad moment in our Gospel (Matt. 19: 16-22), the young man just cannot let go of the world. He cannot respond to Jesus’ call, Jesus’ invitation. There is too much to lose.
Thomas Merton talked about call, vocation in this way, “Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice out there calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice in here calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God.”
Perhaps the young man could not hear the voice within. Perhaps he was too focused on a prize outside himself. Perhaps he really did not know his true self, the treasure that he was.
Three questions for each of us today. Do we know our true self? Do we know and accept the treasure that we are? Are we going to watch the solar eclipse? Question three – No at least that is my answer. If you are going to watch please make sure you have the right safety glasses. Have a great Monday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
Just a few thoughts to help you on your journey through life...let me know from time to time what you think...