Set Our Hearts And Minds On Divine Things

Post date: Sep 11, 2015 2:24:00 PM

13 September 2015 ( 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time )

[Isaiah 50:5-9a] [James 2:14-18] [Mark 8:27-35]

Set Our Hearts And Minds On Divine Things

In the first reading, we see Isaiah’s prophetic words of the sufferings and death of the promised Messiah that were to occur centuries later.From this spiritual manifestation, we can perceive that the great prophet Isaiah was filled with the Holy Spirit to give such divine revelation. In the second reading, we hear St James speaking on the subject of faith stating that “if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead”. (James 2:17) Does our faith involve setting our hearts on divine things and bearing the fruit of the indwelling Spirit? When we see someone in need, are we moved to spiritual action and love equal to the love Jesus had for others?

In the gospel reading, the responses of the disciples to Jesus’ question clearly show that their minds were set on spiritual things for they knew the divine truths by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When we set our hearts and minds on divine things, the Holy Spirit inspires us according to God’s divine plan for our benefit and that of the Church.