Day of Lessons
Gospel of St. Matthew 7:13,14
A pilgrim was on a journey from Rome to Jerusalem. He was imprisoned in Athens, suffered a brutal attack in Macedonia, and wasted time in Constantinople. But, he gathered himself on these occasions and arrived in the Holy City.
We all seek salvation. If we are to achieve it, we must go in the right direction. Too often people either stay put in their walk of faith after baptism or confirmation, or they walk in a way contrary to holiness as if that moment of belief is enough to get them to the place God has for them. No, there is a way that leads to eternal life.
Jesus Christ taught us that the way is narrow and hard. Needless to say, we all suffer persecution from those outside of ourselves who misunderstand and dismiss us. We also suffer in our struggle against the sins that plague our flesh. It is easy to give into these forces. No, we must repent and press on to receive the prize he has for us.
Salvation is not a moment of eternal bliss. It is a direction of how we live on earth fortified with the diligence to stay on the right path. May you journey well.
Brother Cyprian Bluemood
Order of Saint Simon of Cyrene