Does God Prevent Us from Becoming Rich?

11 October 2009. 28th Sunday in Ordinary TimeWisdom 7, 7-11; Psalm 90; Hebrew 4, 12-13; Mark 10, 17-30 The Gospel’s rich young man can become, in some ways, an icon of today’s youth. If you were born around the late 1990s to the present 2009, on the average you may be highly connected, having hadContinue reading “Does God Prevent Us from Becoming Rich?”

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So We Can Give More

19 August 2008 Tuesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary TimeMatthew 19, 23-30 Jesus tells us that a rich person will find it hard to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Riches pose spiritual dangers because crime is sometimes involved in gaining them. And once possessed, riches can distract one from God, cut us off fromContinue reading “So We Can Give More”

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Giving All, Not Just Some

18 August 2008. Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary TimeEzekiel 24, 15-23; Deuteronomy 32; Matthew 19, 16-22 The readings today reminds us to put God first in our lives. It is all summarized by the Responsorial Psalm from the book of Deuteronomy: “You have forgotten God who gave you birth.” In the first reading,Continue reading “Giving All, Not Just Some”

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Failure to Love

30 September 2007. 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeAmos 6, 1-7; 1 Tim 6, 11-16; Luke 16, 19-31 Fr. James Keenan SJ has a very insightful look at sin using several examples from the Gospel, including the Gospel today about Lazarus and the rich man. Many of us attribute our sins to our weakness. We evenContinue reading “Failure to Love”

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