Daily Words of Encouragement – August 8 – Fr Osita Eze
Do you remember St. Bernadette Soubirous? The famous Saint of Lourdes?
History has it that the stream at Lourdes, is a healing site that has cured many down the ages.
At that time, Our Lady had appeared to her at Lourdes, told her that everyone who was sick and came to that stream will be cured except herself…that in fact, she (Bernadette) could not be guaranteed happiness in this life. And of course Bernadette suffered Tuberculosis and succumbed. Today, she is a Saint.
Dear friend, the point is that nothing will last forever. There is no crown without a cross no pain, no gain. This passing world cannot guarantee anyone true happiness. No wonder St. John says, anyone who loves the world is an enemy of God.
The rich young man was not even satisfied and looked for something more from Jesus, but went away sad, once he was told that he should become poor . (Mark 10 v 22)
And the scripture says, Vanity of Vanity, all is vanity.
Job said, “naked I came from my mother’s womb, naked I shall return”.
My dear, Heaven is the prize. The world has nothing to offer.
May the Lord grant you the grace to live in this passing world with the mind of beholding the beatific vision of Heaven like All the Saints + Amen!
Good morning and remain blessed.