This evening we read the meditation of the day from the Magnificat written by Gina Loehr. There were a couple sentences that struck me referring to the scripture Matthew 5:43-48, where Jesus instructs us to be perfect like his father. The reflection stated, “Today’s Gospel is about what’s in my heart, not what’s in my cart.” I thought that was a cute and clever way to convey the message. The reflection continued, “It’s not a matter of what I buy or what I can show off or prove to the world.” It is hard not to allow myself to get caught up in wanting or having more stuff. And it takes discipline to nurture my soul. But, I always do better when I put God first.
I Found God today reminded to keep God first in all things.