(Proverbs 4:23 NIV)
This admonition from Proverbs is a key to our success in maintaining hope. When we neglect our interior life and allow the external circumstances to rule, it won't be long before a lack of discipline usurps the meaning right out of our lives. Apathy and emptiness move in to claim the victory.
On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are blessed with the opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with almighty God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Have we pondered the magnitude of the privilege we enjoy in being able to pray to God the Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit?
Today's feast reminds us that complacency and indifference have no place in the Christian journey. In his book, Secrets of Super Achievers, Philip Baker states the following:
"The truth is, however, most people are not lazy; they are simply uninspired. Motivation comes from having a goal that is inspirational. This, in turn, causes us to focus our lives even more and gives us the energy with which we can accomplish our dreams."
When I studied that statement the question that popped into my mind was this: Are Christians uninspired? How could it be that a relationship with almighty God is not a sufficient enough goal to generate motivation within us? If that is indeed the case, what changes do we need to make in our individual lives as well in our religious institutions?
Bottom line: Do we see enthusiasm, zeal, and motivation bursting at the seams within our church congregations? If not, why not? Today's challenge--let each of us deepen our relationship with The Most Holy Trinity in a profound and dramatic fashion. May we each guard our heart, the wellspring of life!