The Scripture readings for this Sunday remind us of the transitory nature of life and of the importance of acquiring spiritual treasure. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is telling us that a real and meaningful life cannot be attained
from an abundance of material possessions alone. Rather, it is more important to put our trust in God. If we place our trust in God, then we will have absolute security, which finds its fulfillment in eternal life.
In the letter to the Colossians, St. Paul advises us to put to death the parts of us that are earthly; like immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and the greed that is idolatry. Greed is the worship of another god. The name of that god is Mammon, or greed for material possessions. It takes strong faith to realize that our time, talents and treasure are all gifts from God. We are only Stewards of His gifts. We are asked to take good care of them through our generosity and sharing.
Matthew Kelly in his Book “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic” writes, “The happiest people I know are also the most generous people in this world.”
Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS