Saturday, January 8, 2011

Not of the World

A reflection by Mother Maria -Michael Newe, OSB.

In one of our intercessions this morning we said, “Without surrendering Your divinity, You wondrously took on our humanity.” It’s so true that as He never lost His divinity, He never was of the world. His ways were different than the world’s ways and He never lost that sense. He valued something much different from what the world values.
In one way, man loves to complicate everything and God is so extremely simple. Man scoffs at the simplicity of God. It’s as if the more complicated we make it, the more we make it accessible only to the elite, the more we’re “god”. But God tells us that the more we make it accessible to the least of our brethren, the more we become like God.
Simplicity. Simplicity of life, simplicity of desires, simplicity in the way we see things. What are your values? Are they different than those of the world? Do you value the things of heaven rather than those things of earth? What do you value in people? We must remember that like Christ, we are in the world, but not of the world.

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