Sunday, August 16, 2009
"Watch carefully how you live"
The second reading from Paul's letter to the Ephesians(5:15-20)begins by telling us to "watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise..."
The daily Ignatian examen prayer that helps us to reflect on our day and to be attentive to the Lord's Presence is one way to watch carefully how I live! Paul goes on to give us excellent advice: "Try to understand what is the will of the Lord...be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and praying to the Lord in your heart, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father."
I guess we could consider speaking to others in the spirit of the Psalms; what I really think we should cultivate is that of singing and praying to the Lord in our hearts and giving thanks always and for everything! Think what a difference this would make in our lives! It is possible if we watch carefully how we live.