Third Sunday After Pentecost “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall follow.” (Matthew 6:33)

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The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Pentecost is a call for us to get our priorities in order and to trust in the Lord.  The Christian is called to have a proper perspective on Life. Our focus is to be not on the earthly and temporal goods of this world, but rather on the heavenly.  Material goods and wealth are temporal, here today but not forever.  And also whatever temporal goods one has acquired, they can’t be taken to Heaven.

It is important for us to develop and nurture a personal relationship with Our Lord God and Savior Jesus.  He is our Brother.  He is our best friend.  Recognize Jesus for Who and what He truly is.  Great is His faithfulness.  Great is His Wisdom and understanding.  Jesus Christ is our Savior, the long-awaited Messiah.  He freed mankind from the bondage of sin. He redeemed us. He is our Redeemer.  All creation has been made anew through His life-giving death and Resurrection.

A proper Christian perspective would be to concentrate on what you have nor on who you know, but rather who you are.  If we have in abundance, we are to share with those in need.  But we need not be wealthy in order to share with the less fortunate.  We need to be filled with the Spirit, the Holy Spirit.  We recognize and acknowledge that God Himself is the Source of all goodness.  For every good and perfect gift comes from God, the Source of Light.  He is our Enlightenment.

In order to physically see well, one needs good vision, proper light and not utter darkness.  The eye of the body, when healthy, enables us to view things and others properly. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world. His Holy Spirit is to be our guiding light.  A person who seeks to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and walks in His footsteps, that person is on the path to the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

Living the authentic Christian life can inspire others to do likewise. If we seek first the Kingdom of God and His Kingship over us, all the rest will follow.  There is no one nor anything else more important than the Lord God. Divine Justice will be realized when we recognize and acknowledge that there is but one Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father and act accordingly.

 

Rev. George Worschak

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