June 22 – Saturday

Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: MT 6:24-34

 

Reflection

What does the expression "serving two masters" and "being anxious" have in common? They both have the same root problem – being divided within oneself. The root word for "anxiety" literally means "being of two minds." An anxious person is often "tossed to and fro" and paralyzed by fear, indecision, and insecurity. Fear of some bad outcome cripples those afflicted with anxiety. It's also the case with someone who wants to live in two opposing kingdoms – God's kingdom of light, truth, and goodness or Satan's kingdom of darkness, sin, and deception – following God's standards and way of happiness or following the world's standards of success and happiness.

 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, my first and only concern be for your glory and your kingdom of peace and righteousness. Help me to live each day and moment with trust and gratitude for your providential care for me.