For 31 July 2022, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, â€˜Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.â€™ But he said to him, â€˜Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?â€™ And he said to them, â€˜Take 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€˜The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, â€œWhat should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?â€ Then he said, â€œI 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, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.â€ But God said to him, â€œYou 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 towards 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.