18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
Ecc 1:2, 2:21-23
Col 3:1,-5, 9-11
Luke 12:13 – 21
THEME : THE QUEST FOR WEALTH AND DISCIPLESHIP
Beloved in , as we gather for The Liturgy of the 18th Sunday in ordinary Time Year C, Mother Church invites us to reflect on the hindrance our quest for wealth possess for Christian discipleship.
My dear friend, the basis for this reflection is to remind us of what the Christian is, that is a journey and we go on a journey not carrying all our belongings but only the essential things we will need. God is thus inviting us to reflect on our desire to acquire more and more because riches or wealth do not guarantee happiness in themselves.
But man seem to think that it is wealth that could offer protection and security in the face of the unknown future.
Beloved, lasting security and protection is about being rich is the sight of God for relationship with God is the only one that transcend the barrier of death.
Therefore in the first reading we are reminded that life is short, for this reason man ought to look beyond the attachment to wealth.
Also in the gospel, Jesus is not to be seen as an enemy of the rich but rather as someone who is challenging us to focus on what is important in this life. For scripture says the love of money is the root of all evil, because money forces our attention on that which is not relevant and we end up missing the essential things in life.
We are charged not to be greedy by clinging to our material possessions as if they are an end in themselves.
The foolishness of the man in the parable was his blindness to the situation around himself. His sin is the sin of omission failure to act justly that is doing nothing or silence in the face of evil.
Be reminded as you go through this week that :
Riches or wealth do not bring happiness in themselves.
Since the Christian life is a journey we need to focus on what is essential that is love of God and love of neighbor .
Till I come your way again………………….
God Bless You