Are our days oriented on gaining money or gaining God?
We are aware that we will experience death. And if we think about it, we know that we will not take any of our possessions in the afterlife. So why do we cling to our things so much? Why do we put so much of our trust in wealth?
We are perishable and so are all things of the earth. If we want to focus on the eternal we need to focus on the divine. But the divine is not in material objects. God is present in humility, service, sacrifice, and love. Are we ready to pursue these? Are we ready to pursue God?
Let us really consider if we are focused on God. Or are we really desiring wealth? When we pursue God we will be liberated and have life. If we pursue money we will be dragged down to the land of the dead with the weight of it. Let us consider which path we want to follow.
As a Maryknoll seminarian, Diego Ramirez talks about his experience serving and accompanying communities abroad. In this conversation Diego defines or redefines what ‘missionary work’ means and how Christians can connect with our fellow neighbors.