Ecclesiastes 11:9-12, 8; Psalm 90; Luke 9:43-45
The first reading reminds us of how foolish we can be, especially in our youth. Rather than acknowledge God and serve him with all our might, passion and desire we are distracted. Many call it youth exuberance as if we can’t have this same exuberance in the things of God. Beloved, now that we are young we must realize the power of God and build up our faith so as to be able to bear the burdens of life later. Jesus told his disciples “Let these words sink into your ears”. We must let the words of Jesus sink into our ears; it should take root in our lives and bring about authentic conversion and dedication. God bless our youth.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus, give our youth the grace and wisdom as they face the challenges of life, and keep them humble in heart and teachable in spirit. May they learn to look to Jesus day by day knowing that without Him they can do nothing but in His strength He will lead and guide in all things through Christ our Lord. Amen.