Appetites, lower

Satisfying them turns humans into slaves

January 27th 2012
By placing ourselves in the service of the Lord, we take part in his very life, and divine life is light, peace, strength, love, joy and freedom. Yes, unlike those who serve human beings, God’s servants become increasingly free, as well as rich. But only if it really is God they are serving. You cannot say you are a servant of God just because you will not serve people who exploit you. How many people unknowingly serve a master, even several! And what are those masters? Their appetites, their greed, their ambition… They do not realize that by doing this they are actually binding and impoverishing themselves. Only those who know how to use their energies and their faculties, and to what purpose, can become servants of God.