devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Compete well for the faith.
When I arrived home after Mass this morning, I pulled out the Scripture readings to read them again. I saw something immediately that I did not hear at Mass. The very first line of the first reading reinforced what did capture my attention in the second reading.
Woe to the complacent in Zion!
There was plenty to reflect upon in today's Gospel as well. However, I personally needed the message in the first two readings to give me that nudge out of complacency. Whether you call it apathy, indifference, complacency, or simply stuck in a rut, today's readings reminded us to seek the Lord with zeal and fervor. "Compete well for the faith."