FROM VANITY AND GREED TO TRUST AND GENEROSITY
A few weeks ago, I spoke about the poetry of ordinary time – this season when we, in a sense, have permission to slow down and enjoy the blessings of life. For so much of the year is spent achieving and accomplishing – this is a season, if we allow it to be, of reflection and experience.
Last week, I spoke about prayer – not as what we do to change God’s will, but what we do to change ours.
And this week, that message continues. Our readings issue a series of warnings about the attitudes that keep us from truly knowing God. Under the guise of vanity and greed; they are connected to something far more subtle: fear and control.
If we are to embrace the Christian way of life – to embrace the love of God – then we must learn to trust.
CLICK HERE for the readings for 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ecclesiastes 1:2,2:21-23; Psalm 90; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21)