Thursday, July 17, 2014

What do we want in life?

Today Isaiah continues reminding us:
When your judgment dawns upon the earth, the world’s inhabitants learn justice O LORD, you mete out peace to us, for it is you who have accomplished all we have done

But with those words are others that are more difficult.

Your name and your remembrance are the desire of our souls. My soul yearns for you in the night, yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you;

It sounds beautiful but is it true? What do we desire most in the world? According to Isaiah it should be to be a child of God (his name) and to be held in God's thoughts (his remembrance).

As Christian we are baptized in his name. We come his adopted children. We have what Isaiah desired most in the world. And yet how much energy do any of of waste fretting over what we do not have, or being angry and jealous because of what someone else has. If what we do not have are true necessities it would be one thing, but often what we desire is not only not a necessity; it is something that isn't good for us. If you are reading this on the internet or your smartphone chances are you are like me, you have all of the real necessities of life.

Today let us be thankful for all that we have and let us turn our hearts to what we really need an even deeper oneness with God.