In today’s second reading, St. Paul teaches: “You must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.” Any thinking person today has only to open his eyes and ears to what is going on in our post Christian culture to recognize the widespread futility of the minds of our contemporary secularist so-called thinkers.
Be it society’s preoccupation with pleasure, ease, comfort and entertainment. Pleasure before principle. The so-called “right to sexual activity” no matter what the price, abortion on demand for our convenience, same sex marriage and on it goes down the slippery slope of denial of God’s designs for us.
Today’s other readings remind us of how easy it is for fallen human nature to forget and therefore ignore God’s gifts of the past. Are we like the Israelite’s of old willing to trade the gift of freedom for a full stomach? Or are we like Jesus’ contemporaries who keep demanding one more sign before they will fall in line? Let us take seriously St. Paul’s exhortation: “…put away the old self of your former way of life…and be renewed in the spirit of your minds.”