When you go to Mass with a nursing baby, at times you miss the gospel reading… Thank goodness the Catholic Church’s readings are on a three year cycle, so I can easily come home to find the reading on numerous websites or right here in my own bible or Magnificat.
At times driving down the rode you’ll see a bumper sticker stating : “Those who dies with the most toys wins”…..hmmmm… “Toys” are far from what our Lord needs us to focus on or worry about…. My dear friend, Nikki once told me,
“A hearse doesn’t pull a U-haul.”
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 12,13-21.
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods
and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”
But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”