Reflection from Fr. Taylor: August 7, 2016, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection from Fr. Taylor: August 7, 2016, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 18:6-9              Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12                 Luke 12:32-48

Wherever your treasure is there also will  your heart be.  One of the things that all of the gospels challenge us with is the fact that we have to be responsible and accountable for all the good things that we have in this life.  Our life reflects the fact that we would have nothing without the Lord, and so everything we do have is a blessing, and a blessing to be shared with others.

Day to day living teaches us of just how transient material goods and wealth could be.   It also shows us that there are so many blessings going around that if everybody shared we could solve so much of the poverty problem today.  It is also a reminder to be watchful and be prepared. It is human to want to put off things to another day and another year.  Living a life like this can be very dangerous since we never know what tomorrow will bring.  We need to do the best we can today to make sure our spiritual affairs in life are in order.  This among all other things is always being willing to see our neighbor just as they are and hope and pray that they see us the same way.

In the gospel Jesus notes that everything in a material way wears out, disappears, and it sometimes becomes no longer useful. The good that we do lasts forever, it endures forever.  At the end of our lives we will have to render an account to God.

Since the Lord urges us to be ready for that day which may come when we least expect it.  Living right today means we do not have to worry about when our death comes because we will be ready.  Loving and serving our neighbors are things that will never pass away.  We can’t wait too late to share them.  Our life does give testimony to where our priorities lie and where our heart is.



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