April 17 – Luke 12:1-21 – “Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God” (Lk 12:21)
As a disciple of Jesus, I am learning to value what God values, to like what God likes and dislike what He dislikes. Discipleship is creating in me a new mindset which leading to the renewal of my mind, changing the way I think of myself, of others, and of God. Because my values are changing, my priorities are changing as well. And my behavior follows suit.
What matters to God? I want to know because Jesus is asking me to become rich in that instead of possessions. As I am reflecting, I am looking at Jesus on the Cross, and I find the answer there. What matters to God is loving… loving me, as He loves every other person. And love, therefore, must become what matters to me. Every day, by loving a little bit more than the one before, I can become richer. Hopefully, when I see God face to face, I will be able to bring Him the only thing that survives death – my love. I better start working on this!