"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Soul More Important than Body

        I got the idea for this message from reading City of God by Mary of Agreda.  
        Body and soul ~ these are what each of us possesses.  The temporal goods are created by God for the sole purpose of sustaining life.  This need is easily satisfied, yet we devote so much time, so much care, so much physical exertion, and so much mental power to the life of the body, of which we know not the duration nor the end.  On the other hand, how much time do we spare on the poor soul?  For some, perhaps just  one hour near the end of life?  Such disproportion must be addressed and corrected for the sake of the soul, which is infinitely more important than the body.  

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