22 Mon Oct 2018
Being Rich in God’s Sight
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For 22 October 2018, Monday of week 29 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 12:13-21
Â Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, â€œTeacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.â€ But he said to him, â€œFriend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?â€ And he said to them, â€œTake care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for oneâ€™s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.â€ Then he told them a parable: â€œThe land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, â€˜What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?â€™ Then he said, â€˜I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, â€˜Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.â€™ But God said to him, â€˜You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?â€™ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Mary Ellen Green, O.P.
23 October 2018 @ 12:42 am
Thank you for your rich meditation on power, prestige and position…lots to ponder!