Monday 22 October 2018

About Today Readings

St John Paul II.

Ephesians 2:1-10. Psalm 99(100). Luke 12:13-21.

The Lord made us, we belong to him – Psalm 99(100).

‘Life does not consist in possessions.’

The jealous child doesn’t wish to share. She snatches toys from her brother with a cry of ‘That’s mine!’ The opportunity for carefree play is lost in the effort to protect and shore up possessions. The child is gently reminded that sharing is an important part of playing. Freed of the need and greed of possession, the child can enjoy life and play in a joyful way.

As adults, we know acquisition is a dominant theme in our secular culture. We collect assets, grow wealth, secure our futures. But what is God demanding of us, right now? Life! To live unchained to earthly possessions, to be fully and joyfully present. God, may we go from ‘mine!’ to yours!


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