A reflection on the first Mass reading for September 27 (Eccl. 11:9- 12:8) by Mother Maria Michael Newe, OSB.
This reading this morning from Ecclesiastes is a rather cynical reading. But that one verse "remember your Creator" (Eccl. 12:1) changes the whole of it. It changes the reading because what it says is remembering our Creator tempers our youth and gives joy to to our lives. It's all in remebering who our Creator is. We aren't left to chance. He won't let us make absolute fools of ourselves in our youth; nor will He leave us to lay and do nothing in the years when we're older when we're when maybe things are breaking down in our bodies but but the soul should still be having great life. So as I was reading through this, thinking of the one verse "remember your creator" made me see it so differently. Who in the end is our life to give glory to? If it's God we're going to forget ourselves and there will be youthfullness throughout our whole life because we're looking for our Creator.