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In our gospel today, Matthew 6:19-23, we hear Jesus say, “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and mammon”.
Mammon is an Aramaic word for wealth or property. Jesus is telling his disciples that they cannot give their complete allegiance both to God and to their possessions. One must be first and the other subordinate. Jesus also tells us that treasures on earth will either decay or be stolen. We know what Jesus wants from his disciples, and from us. He wants us to put him first, and if we do, he will give us much more valuable treasures, the ones we will find in heaven with him. 
If someone were to look at our checkbook or credit card statements, what would this reveal about our allegiances and priorities? Where are we storing up treasures, in heaven or on earth?
De Colores, Deacon Kevin