Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
Turn to Me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other! (Isaiah 45:22)
We need to be reminded, just like the Israelite people in the desert who built a golden calf, that it is God who is God, not the idols we create. It seems that times are more subtle now. People melting down their jewelry to fashion an idol in a public place is not a common sight in our day. But we do, as a people, flock to certain places and events as if they were important: television sets, soap operas, celebrities. Do I live my day-to-day life as if a supernatural being is my God? Or do I live as if some earthly pleasure or diversion is? Where is my energy expended? Where is my time spent? Where do I turn?
Think of some possession you have that you can give away to the poor. Give to the Catholic Relief Fund or to some other charity.
Lord, help me turn to You and let nothing take me from You, for You alone are my God.