Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
All of us can have similar tendencies. It is very easy to lose ourselves and put on the blinkers of work and functions. When we do this we can gain perceptible and obvious results. If we have a clear objective and boxes to tick it is much easier for us to be satisfied with what we do. This mentality even affects the life of the Church; we can turn devotions into rattling through prayers; we can turn liturgy into merely following the rules and the general instruction; we can turn ministries into meeting targets and ticking boxes. It is so easy for our focus to turn from our true goal; for our ears to lose track of the God speaking to us in hearts.