Father, what pleasures you give us for our enjoyment! We can only imagine what the joys of heaven must be like. If in this life so many good things surround us, the marvels of eternal life must be so far beyond them that our human minds cannot grasp.

Help us to be responsible in our present blessings. Let the joys of the moment never overshadow the hope of eternity. May the beauties of this world only cause us to reflect upon the glories that surround you, which we will see one day.

We are firm believers, O God, in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Keep the glitter and glamour of this world from blinding us to him.