They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him; being abominable, and incredulous, and to every good work reprobate.
Epistles of Saint Paul to Titus 1: www.dbro.org
How do our works profess our love for Our God?
We must examine our conscience each day and, as I tell my children, take a true account and responsibility of our actions. Yes, for each action we can easily find a true and real excuse. Excuses are all around us and (myself included & I can be one of the best) we can easily grasp one and blame it on …..you name it. There is always someone/somewhere/something to blame. When do we begin to take responsibility for our choices and what we are doing….I think I have the answer…do you? It is our human nature to take responsibility only when we have done something good, something worth talking about, something to brag about even when it isn’t something necessarily good.
To profess our love is to follow God and His examples, and that can be soooo easy (NOT). If we could be as Obedient and Responsible as our Lord has asked, life would be good. But, it is in our nature to rebel and God expects that of us. We must remember that we have free will and in the end it is our choice as to what and how we do what we do.
Look around us, take a good look–where has our free will gotten us? We have become a nation of empty people; always looking for something to fill our emptiness We, have come up with so many reasons to justify going against the bible. Look at all the changes to our laws and the many tolerant behaviors we have succumb to in order to fill our emptiness. But all that has only given rise to more changes and tolerances, which have not filled the empty hole in us but has opened a pit for our souls.
Dear Lord, in our desire to find the happiness we once felt as we stood next to you; we have gotten lost. We have allowed ourselves to be distracted by the momentary beauty of false jewels. Please guide us to the true beauty of Your riches.