WHERE ARE YOU?
By Msgr. Bernard Powers
Sometimes in the Scriptures there are questions
raised by God….. These questions can be rather pointed….
somewhat challenging…. perhaps even put one on the spot.
In today’s reading God asked Adam:
Where are you ?
The same can be asked of us:
Where are you ?
WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR SELF KNOWLEDGE?
Do you know your greatest desire … that is, the thing you want most ??????
Are you pleased with it
Is it God-centered…… Is it God…..
(to help you to answer this question, see where you place your
greatest efforts….. and most consistent efforts.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR TWO BASIC FAULTS… VICES ?
WHAT ARE YOU AFTER IN THIS LIFE
DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO
WHERE ARE YOU IN REGARDS TO GOD
Is He really first? Is your life a commitment to God?
Do you feel and act accountable to God ?
Are you really in love with God :
Is your goal to be a living saint….. or just to get to heaven
WHERE ARE YOU IN REGARDS TO PRAYER
do you really want to pray?
are there sincere practices in your life that enrich prayer ?
are you getting any help in your life of prayer ?
does prayer really affect you life during the day ?
is there some kind of prayer structure in your life?
WHERE ARE YOU IN RELATIONSHIP TO PERSONS AROUND YOU…
IN RELATIONSHIP TO YOUR PARTNER
are all your actions life-giving ????
DO YOU HAVE MUTUAL INTERESTS YOU SHARE…???
ARE YOU GROWING IN THIS RELATIONSHIP
DO YOU PRAY TOGETHER
WHERE ARE YOU AS A PASSIONIST OBLATE
just something to belong to…… or is it making a difference in your life
is it a challenge in your life……
do you know the purpose of the oblate program
WHERE ARE YOUR ATTITUDES
TOWARD THE NEEDY IN DAVIESS COUNTY
TOWARD SUFFERING…… CROSSES
fighting it…. running from it
accepting it in framework of love
denying it….. never addressing it… afraid of it
WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD GOSPEL
surface living…. radical living….
do you stay in church on Sunday
until you have something definite to take home with you
for the week ahead ?
WHERE ARE YOU IN REFERENCE FROM THE OBLIGATIONS THAT FLOW
FROM BAPTISM……….. FROM CONFIRMATION.
GOD ASKED ADAM; WHERE ARE YOU ?