Spiritual worldliness

“Spiritual worldliness, which hides behind the appearance of piety and even love for the Church, consists in seeking not the Lord’s glory but human glory and personal well-being. It is what the Lord reprimanded the Pharisees for: ‘How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?’ (Jn 5:44). It is a subtle way of seeking one’s ‘own interests, not those of Jesus Christ’ (Phil 2:21).”

Reflection: What helps you keep your spiritual practice focused on giving God glory? How do the desire for personal recognition or earthly reward factor into your decisions about what to do with your time, talent, and treasure?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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