Are we slaves to our possessions? When we think about the good things that we have, are we thinking about blessings from God or are we boasting about our beautiful home, our fashionable clothes or our fancy car? In today’s first reading John warns us not to be addicted to worldly things.
Do not love the world or the things of the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world,
sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life,
is not from the Father but is from the world.
Yet the world and its enticement are passing away.
But whoever does the will of God remains forever.
Are we focused on our relationship with the Lord? Or are we instead caught up in our pretentious life?
Think about it.