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

                               TOWARD DEATH…..
                                                  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 ?