In the process of his covetous desires his family and personal life started to suffer. Before he knew he was already living a miserable life.
This story happens to everyone of us, we sometimes choose to lead our lives our way not on God’s way. Often times we are very stubborn to follow what we want even if we know that what we want is wrong. We follow our selfish desires and not the desire of God.
In the gospel episode this Sunday Jesus tells us that He is our vine and God is our vine grower. He urges us to remain in Him no matter what happens in our lives. For through Him emanates all graces; sometimes there are instances wherein we also encounter trials/temptations. We must not let these trials/temptations be an instrument of our separation from God.
What are these temptations that often steers us away from God? It’s the temptation of the flesh, the temptation to engage in corrupt acts just to fatten our wallets. There’s a lot more temptation out there waiting to capture us.
We must not cut ourselves from the true Vine and the Vine grower for it is through them that we will experience happiness that will outlast our lifetime.
Eventually we will die, perhaps one of the questions that God will ask us before we are allowed entry into heaven is this: Did you remain with me in your lifetime? Did you not allow the temptations of the world cut you off from me; your True Vine?
How would we answer God then?