Monday 23 October 2017
St John of Capistrano.
Romans 4:20-25. Luke 12:13-21.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, he has come to his people — Luke 12:13-21.
‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, he has come to his people.’
Our life does not consist in the abundance of possessions. Following Jesus means living counter-culturally. Everywhere there are advertisements telling us we need bigger, better, newer possessions. But Jesus tells us quite bluntly that those of us with ample goods could be rich fools.
We cannot love both God and our possessions. We cannot eat, drink and be merry while our neighbours are hungry and cold. If we do not share what we have, we become spiritually impoverished. We need to guard against our greed and reject the false promises of our Western world.
How can we help others benefit from the gifts we have been given?