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Aiming For A Goal In Life

Charente Christian Cross Picture by Michaelsaludo via Wikipedia We should always keep our eyes and aim on Jesus of Nazareth

Charente Christian Cross
Picture by Michaelsaludo via Wikipedia
We should always keep our eyes and aim on Jesus of Nazareth

Some years ago, while working with the Eskimos in Western Alaska, I lived in the town of Bethel. The word, “Bethel”, is found in the Scripture of the Old Testament, being a village in ancient Palestine.  “Bethel”, a Hebrew word, means “The House of God.”

I thrilled at that time that I lived in “The House of God.” To be worthy to live in this town meant a greater urgency to be holy and pleasing to God.  But, truly, each one of us is a Bethel, a House of God, because God lives in us, in all His Beauty, Graciousness, Love and Mercy.  His Presence fills every part of our human being.

We need a goal in life; something to aim for and strive for, otherwise life loses its meaning. Life is a game, much like the sports we play.  Through my 75 years of playing golf, I was constantly aiming for the flagstick on the fairway green.  The stick gave me something to shoot for.

Because God lives within us, we can make our goal personal holiness of life. We want to make ourselves worthy of His Presence.  To accomplish this, we need not be praying all day long, or be thinking of God all the time.

St. Paul wrote, “God chose us to be holy and blameless in His sight, to be full of love.” As every game has rules to be kept, so too, life has its own – the Ten Commandments.

If someone asks us, “What is your goal in life?” we hopefully will answer, “Personal holiness in life.”

Fr. George Mc Kenna

September 20, 2014 Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , , | 1 Comment