In today’s gospel, Jesus tells a parable about greed.
A man was blessed to have a bountiful harvest so large that he couldn’t store it all in his barns. He didn’t share his blessings with others, he built bigger barns to keep it all selfishly for himself. But even all this wealth could not save his life, and it was demanded of him that night. Because of the way he lived only thinking of himself, we may assume that it is his eternal life Jesus is speaking about.
Our earthly life is a loan from God, and at some point, we have to give it back. Our life does not consist of our possessions, although we see many people these days living their lives for their possessions. We are called to recognize that everything we have comes from God, and that we are merely stewards of these gifts. As we receive his gifts, we need to be responsible and save enough for things like our children’s college and retirement, but not be so greedy we do not share any of these gifts with those less fortunate than us.
Let us pray for discernment as to how God would have us use our blessings to save for the future, and how much we need to share with those less fortunate.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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