Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 24: Replacing Idols

"I am the Lord your God: hear my voice." (Psalm 81:11)

This morning's readings are all about idoloatry.  We idolize or make gods out of so many things, people or ideologies when our Lord reminds us of the ancient commandment: "The Lord our God is Lord alone!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all you mind, and with all your strength."  Lent is a time to cast aside idols and replace those things in our lives that have become gods.  We are so easily led astray by false ideologies or things that promise us to make us happy.  We become obssessed to the point that they become minor gods that prevent us from following or listening to the Lord.  There is only one God.  Listen to his voice!