St. Thomas Aquinas Quote
“The things that we love tell us what we are.”
This quote from early Christian writer Thomas Aquinas seems to put the onus on us by giving us this simple way to think about what we consider important. If we are given to the materialistic desires of the world, then maybe we fill our hearts with money, possessions, or something worse. Jesus said "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal." But rather turn your eyes toward Heaven and the things of God. I lost some friends and co-workers today due to financial limitations within our company. It reminds me that this world and everything in it is transient. I hope someday when I am no longer around, that people can say about me, "he really had his priorities in check," or "he loved what was important." If God ranks on this priority list for you and I, then by His very nature we will have loved the right things. If God is the center, then the fruits of the spirit follow suit: love, kindness, gentleness, righteousness.