Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waste Not

When I was growing up as a child I was constantly reminded to "waste not - want not" and when it came to food we were always reminded about the starving children in Third World countries. It may seem old and contrite but actually it was good advice. My parents taught us that it was not wise to be a wasteful person - spend too much money on things being wasted meant less money that could be spent on other things - like toys or fun food. Most people tend to follow the same rules in regards to food and other consumable material items. I have even been told that it is sinful to be wasteful - maybe yes - maybe no - it depends on the circumstances.
Being careful of how we spend our free time - what we do or fail to do with those idle hours may have an affect on our lives. Hours and hours in front of the television is not really the best use of our free time. Devoting some of that free time to God - to talking with God in prayer would be a good substitute. Sitting in the Adoration Chapel and spending an hour in total quiet in front of the Blessed Sacrament would be consider a waste of good free time by some. But for myself and many of my friends - we could think of nothing better than wasting an hour of quiet with the Lord. In this Easter Season in which we focus on the gift of Salvation offered to all - why not waste some time with Jesus in prayer and thank Him for wasting His time on the cross for you - truly it was not time wasted at all! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Deacon Dale