Readings: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23. Col 3:1-5, 9-11. Lk 12:13-21
Life presents us with so many urgencies. One of them seems to be the urgent need to mobilise resources for future use, and an assurance of security from want. Some times, this urge goes beyond security. It metamorphoses into a selfish grabbing and fearful accumulation of things, oblivious to one’s true needs and the genuine needs of fellow human beings.
We need to be more conscious and intentional in our efforts to provide for the future. We ought to exert ourselves diligently, and to exploit the resources of the earth sustainably. One’s economic and security needs ought to be met, without sacrificing other genuine human needs. In all our efforts, we ought to remember fellow human beings too.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to hold the goods of the earth in proper perspective.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.