Serving the Word: 23rd October


Luke 12, 13-21

“Beware of all covetousness. For even if a person has plenty, their life does not depend on their possessions….. So shall the person be who amasses riches for themselves and is not rich in the sight of God”.

We live immersed in consumption and in having. We accumulate things and more things. We do not know how to live if we are not surrounded by everything that the media, advertising and fashion offer us. We want to be rich to enjoy everything that wealth can provide us with.

But all that, like everything human, is ephemeral and can be shattered and broken at any moment.

The wisdom of today’s Gospel invites us to be rich before God. And the wealth that God values and wants is precisely our poverty, our detachment, our knowing how to place ourselves with absolute trust in his hands.

May we know how to value, first and foremost, his love, his affection, his closeness, his forgiveness, his grace, his goodness, his mercy. This is the wealth that no one can ever take away from us.

Fill yourself with God’s wealth, which is the only wealth that can enrich and satisfy you forever.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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