Yesterday (May 14, 2013), the Pope gave all believers a reminder to “live our lives as a gift” to others instead of “buying into Satan’s temptation and living life selfishly“. The Pope’s message, although simple, really made an impact on me–and I hope it did the same to all those who heard it. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all started living our life as a gift to others?
As Catholics, I believe that one of the most important things that we need to remember is that we are merely stewards of our lives and of everything else that we have and own. Certainly, a good steward does not live his life however he pleases. Instead, a good and faithful steward lives his life in keeping with his master’s plan.
With our master being the Lord Jesus Christ, we should keep in mind that his challenge to every steward: “deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). This means that we ought to set aside our selfish desires and agenda for the greater good of the Kingdom and the world we seek to win. This is not an easy task, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be good and faithful stewards of the Lord. Are you up for the challenge? Living our life as a gift to others is not a simple task, it is going to take hard work.
If you want to read the Pope’s homily that I mentioned above for motivation, you can do so here: “Satan Always Rips Us Off.”