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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 1, 2010

PACKING FOR THE JOURNEY

In the season of traveling, the readings for this Sunday prompt us to consider the ultimate trip – to Heaven.

Ecclesiastes (which is the Greek name for the Hebrew Qoheleth) is a book dedicated to the enigma of life.  “What is it all about; its purpose and value?”  Like the rest of the authors in the Wisdom tradition, Qoheleth is trying to find a reason for living and desperately wants to understand the meaning of suffering.

In the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowd, “to take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

The lessons of this Sunday are quite simple:  who you are is more important than what you have.  Who you are is a matter of the soul; of how you will stand before God.

Who you are, you will take with you into the next life; what you have will be left behind.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Ecclesiastes 1.2, 2.21-23; Colossians 3.1-5, 9-11; Luke 12.13-21)

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2 comments

  1. Chris,

    This site is now a button on my favorites bar. You continue to be a blessing.

    Diane


  2. Great as always! Thanks.



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