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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 4, 2013

WHAT PURPOSE DOES IT SERVE?

Today’s readings ask us to consider what is really important. All things are Vanity, says Qoheleth. In Hebrew, it reads that all things are as a breath – passing, fleeting, temporary.

What is the point of human labour? What purpose does it serve? Does it bring, as Qoheleth says, anxiety of heart? Do we loose sleep because our mind is racing about the things – most of which are probably out of our control?

What treasure are we storing? That is the question in our Gospel today.

While it is not bad to have things in our life, we are challenged to ask what purpose they serve?

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23; Psalm 90; Collisions 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21)

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