Money may be a good servant, but for sure it is a bad master”
― Corrado Ghinamo
“Women who marry for money and Men who marry for beauty are equally robbed in the end.”
― Harmon Okinyo
(Just had to throw this one in for all those who will be robbed in the end.)
Scorching Sunday here in McKinney. It was fun greeting before Mass this morning, as everyone was rushing in to get out of the heat and into the air conditioning…except….Father announced that we were going to speed up the services because only one out of the three air conditioning units was working. We sang fewer songs, had a shorter homily, and said the Lord’s Prayer, lickety split.
The Gospel was the one about the parable of the rich man who stored up all his grain and wealth, thinking he could hold onto it for his future. My take on it…if you don’t share your blessings, and talents,mand wealth with others, you could die tomorrow and you never made a difference in anyone’s life. Money doesn’t do you any good when you’re dead.
Gospel LK 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him,
“Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd,
“Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
Then he told them a parable.
“There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do,
for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do:
I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones.
There I shall store all my grain and other goods
and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you,
you have so many good things stored up for many years,
rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’
But God said to him,
‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you;
and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves
but are not rich in what matters to God.”
After Mass, I went to Sprouts and picked up some fruit and vegetables, walnuts, and oooooh, some dark chocolate covered cashews and pecans. I was all out. The little watermelons were on sale for $1, mangos were 3 for $1, and red peppers were 50 cents ea. I bought a bunch of stuff to share with friends who don’t get out to the store. I like to share the wealth…but I ain’t sharin’ my chocolate! Well, maybe if you ask me nicely.