Fr. Voigt, Sunday Reflection - Which God do you Love?
Modern man has succeeded in crucifying God on the altars of materialism and now we
ask "Which God will they love with their whole heart, whole soul, whole mind and whole strength?"Man possesses an eternal cry for a god. There must be a goal in life and so modern man has created three gods to substitute for the True God.
First, modern man produced the god of sensuality in which man's body and his sensual
experiences form the mistaken infinite he seeks. Eroticism is plastered on every billboard,
is presented in every Hollywood film and is sold in every nickel and dime store in the USA.
Is this the god that we must love with all that we are? Sensuality is finite and the experiences come to an end producing no happiness but a desire for something more. Perhaps man's
second god can fill the gap.
In the second place, modern man had constructed an ever growing ego that demands that
everyone be subjected to his will or whims. From body pleasures he moves to the pleasure of power. I make the rules. Be sure that no one cross me or an explosion will occur that will create fear in the other. The ego has become so large that sooner or later the bubble of pride must burst. When the bubble blows up then the smallness and misery of man becomes all too obvious. For this reason man must look to another god.
In the third place man enters into the arena of business. Commercial machinations and the
desire for an accumulation of things may fill the void in the desire of the infinite. Modern man
seeks a temporal eternity by placing his value in what he comes to possess. In the end his
possessions come to possess the man. The consequences of the three modern gods of man's making cause frustration, anxiety and depression leading to many suicides.
There is but one infinite God Who recognizes the misery of man and answers it with His mercy. He has sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes might possess eternal life. We must desire to love Him with all our heart, all our soul, all our strength and all our mind. In this way we will come to the work of the infinity within our souls: to love the other as we have been loved. This divine love has been implanted in each person created in the image and likeness of God. Without this religious realization modern man is doomed to reap leadership that is Marxist.
Tyrants will dominate our age and millions will lose their lives on the altars of the maniacs that
killed the love of God within.
Therefore the role of each believer is to ransom as many souls as we can by daily offering ourprayer and works in a sacrificial mode for the souls of modern man who seeks anonymity in the masses. Let us pray to become the Persons that God created for the restoration of the kingdom of God in this world.
In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Fr. Richard Voigt