London, England

Saturday, 5 July 2014

living spiritual lives

The Sunday-Mass readings this weekend include these words from Romans 8: "[T]here is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives." The material world matters a lot. We can't neglect the everyday and claim that we are living well. However, we need to see this world through supernatural eyes. We need to decide what matters in spiritual terms, and then implement those priorities in the tangible world. As we put those transcendentally-determined plans into action, we should also judge them by eternal (not temporal) standards. I may win in the world yet lose in heaven; I may fail here on earth, yet gain a celestial crown.