Sunday Reflection (July 31, 2022)

The ancient Israelite prophets condemned the rich and powerful for hoarding and not sharing which is what Jesus does when he tells the parable of the rich man who built bigger barns to store his “goodies.” In building the extra barns for his own pleasure, he neglected those whom he could have helped in their poverty. He thought he was happy until he had to answer to God for what he did with his wealth (Luke 12:13-21).

Everything we possess from money to talents to time is on loan from God, and one day we shall give an account. So, in personal and social ways what do we do with what we ourselves possess? Not what someone else does with what he/she possesses, or they possess, but what do you personally and we socially do with what we possess? What brings us true happiness? Maybe it begins with being rich toward God which begins with making sure that those who do not have, get a fair share and not go hungry or impoverished when others are so well off.