+ Friday: Luke Chapter 9 +
Contemplation [verses 57-62]
St. Augustine comments on the first man “… the Lord was sure that he was only asking what was for himself, and not what was for the Lord Jesus (Phil. 2:21) for He says (Matt. 7:21) “Not everyone that saith unto Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven”. … he was full of hypocrisy and wiles… This is why He said to him (Luke 9:58) “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay His head”, which means He has no place in your faith. For in your heart you will find foxes that have holes, since you are full of cunningness. In your heart, too, the birds of the air have nets because they are sowing high in pride.
+ Fr Tadros Malaty
Do I strive with God to make my heart pure? Do I put God first in my life, or is my priority/foundation my family, my friends, my success, my fun, my desire to be looked up to for my “spirituality”, or anything else?