Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/083114.cfm
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.
Paul is telling us not to listen to the message of the world. The world has nothing to offer except eternal damnation. If you offer yourself to God, He will take all you offer and give you eternal life. Death comes to those who do not do the will of God. First it is the death of the soul and then death of the body. Only you can choose between life and death. What is your choice?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to continue to fight against the ways of the world. Lord, what we are allowing to happen will bring death to us all. Help us to spread your love and your message, starting in our own homes, neighborhoods and work places. Help us to be you in this age of relativism. In Jesus’ holy name we ask all this, Amen.
My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.