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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 31, 2016

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)

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