The average person wishes to achieve something with his life and wants to feel that his life was not in vain. To accomplish this aim he sets certain goals for himself and works towards achieving what he regards as success. He accumulates everything that might award him money and prestige. But, in spite of all this, many people who have surrounded themselves with all the good things in life cannot get rid of the nagging suspicion that they have missed out on something significant.
Any person who has neglected his spiritual life, irrespective of how successful he might be in the eyes of the world, is short-sighted and foolish. He has convinced himself that gold (and everything it represents) is more important to him than God – that the visible things are more important than the invisible – and that a false balance sheet is preferable to integrity and honesty.
No person who pushes God from his life can be truly successful.
Only when our ‘spiritual life’ is in harmony with God and when we continually grow towards a fuller and richer maturity will we have a sound understanding of the meaning of life. To rob your spiritual life of the awareness of Christ’s immanent Spirit is to live under the spiritual breadline. Then, you are truly underprivileged!
~ Jean Pierre de Caussade ~