I will give priority to my relationship with Christ. I will make prayer my first act today before every meal
Prayer: I believe in you, Lord, my companion and strength. I believe that you come out to
meet me each day, asking me to depend more on you and less on creatures. I hope in you, Lord, as the
one who fills my longing to love and be loved. I love you here and now with my prayer and with my
desire to be faithful and generous in the little things you ask of me.
Come Lord, Jesus!help me to put you first in my life.
1. They Were Eating and
Drinking: . In the time of Noah and of Lot, God’s judgment was said to come down upon man.
Yet the real moment of judgment for each one of us comes immediately upon our own death. It is then
that the kingdom will be fully revealed to us, and it will be decided whether we will be part of it
or not. But it is in the course of my own life that my option for being received into the kingdom is
decided. God comes to me today. How will I respond? My response now and each day determines my
eternal place in the kingdom.
2. Do Not Return to What Was Left Behind: . In most
disasters people have little chance to collect belongings; those who try are often lost as a result.
The same will be true of the Final Judgment – or at our own death; when Jesus comes, will I be
ready? What do I most cherish? What I must hold on to is my relationship with Christ. And this
implies in so many ways losing “my life” here. Do I live with the attitude of losing my life a
little more each day, detaching myself from things, activities and people, so as to be freer to
love, serve and be with Christ?
3. Where the Body Is?
“Where Lord?” the disciples ask; where will the day of the Son of man take place? It will
take place, says Jesus, wherever you are. Whether we die and encounter Christ in a personal judgment
or are alive to encounter the Lord at his Second Coming and the Final Judgment, the reality is the
same. Standing next to a saint or a sinner will not alter our fate. Who we know or what contacts we
have will do little. Where we are in our relationship with Christ will be the only real determining
factor. Where am I, Lord, today, in relationship with you? May Help this be my only
Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, increase my desire to live my
life in close relation with you. Order all my activities according to your will, and my
relationships according to your heart. “I want whatever you want, because you want it, the way you
want it, as long as you want it” (Prayer of Pope Clement XI).
Resolution: I will give priority
to my relationship with Christ. I will make prayer my first act today before every meal.