Tuesday: 15th October, 2019
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
I saw an image on my rounds today that caught my attention: While fists that remain permanently clenched can be attributed to a neurological condition, I was intrigued but what that could mean in our relationship with God where we walk hand in hand. Imagine never having to let go because we are wired to keep holding on?
Humans have a tendency to want to hold on to things and to people. Even when there is nothing to hold, there is an involuntary inclination to reach out whether to a creature or to the creator. In desperate times, we really pay little attention to this choice because what really matters is for what we reach for to bears us up.
However, that is where Saint Paul has some concerns today. He queries our decisions on what we choose to lean on, our choices on whom we reach for. He wonders why we sometimes place creatures above the creator. You probably have not taken stock recently, but take a moment and ask yourself this question: ‘where in my life have I placed a creature above the creator?’ I am sure your response will affect some of the choices you make going forward.