Sunday, June 22, 2014

Examin Sunday 22 June 2014

You shall have no other gods but me

You do not have to call something a god for it to have become like a god in your life. St Paul tells us, for example, that greed is idolatry. If anything has assumed such importance in your life – TV, the internet, sport, clothes, the appearance of your own body, particular relationships or friendships, sensual pleasure, hobbies, leisure activities, even work – so that it is as important, or more, than God to you, then it has become as a god to you. If you cannot reduce your attachment to it so that it assumes its proper place, then cut it from your life altogether, whatever the apparent cost. As our Lord tells us, it is better to enter into eternal life with only one eye than with two enter instead into perdition.

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