Sometimes in life we have to change the way we look at things. This is true not only in the arrangement of furniture in the Den, but our spiritual lives and September is an excellent opportunity to do this. When we look differently at our furniture sometimes we see things we never noticed before; and sometimes this can be a scratch in the sofa or a stain in the carpet. Whenever we take the chance to look at things from a different angle we are able to improve and sometimes repair that which is damaged.
Since September is the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year, I encourage you this week to change your point of view, not of your furniture, but of your life in Christ. Look at your spiritual life from a different angle…look at it from Christ’s point of view.
Would our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be pleased with the way you treat others at work, in the store, on the street, in our Church? Would He be pleased with your level of commitment to Him or would He want more from you? Have you prayed as much as Christ would like? Have you fasted? Have you been charitable to others and His Church? Have you taken the time for your spiritual growth by spending a few moments each day away from the hustle and bustle of daily life?
God wants our hearts but He knows that sometimes our hearts are torn. He knows that sometimes we spend more time away from Him than with Him. He knows that sometimes we forget to pray and serve others. He knows we’re not perfect. All He wants is for us to try harder and He has given us Holy Confession for us to repent (change our behavior) to get closer to Him. Consider making an appointment for Holy Confession and change your point of view to God’s Point of View.
With a new point of view, we can begin to live as God wants us to live. When God commanded Moses to build the first Temple, He created an opportunity for every human being to come to His House and encounter Him. From God’s point of view, the Temple was for us to come and spend time with Him. His point of view is still the same.