Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110714.cfm
Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. For many, as I have often told you and now tell you even in tears, conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction. Their God is their stomach; their glory is in their “shame.” Their minds are occupied with earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified Body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, beloved.
How do you conduct yourself? Do you worry about the things of the Lord or things of the earth? The things of the Lord will earn you a glorified, heavenly body, living with Our Lord for eternity. St. Paul tells us to stand firm in the Lord, it is the only way to earn the eternal crown.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always keep my mind on you and not worry about the world. Eternal life with you is worth more than anything this earth has to offer. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.