Luke 12:15 (rich for God)

17 Oct Luke 12:15 (rich for God)

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“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.'” ~ Luke 12:15 (full readings)

Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, we are warned about the pitfalls of greed; however, we are not told to avoid being rich. It is alright to be rich as long as we are rich in what matters to God. Materialism on the other hand, is a form of self-induced slavery, in which we have an uncontrollable attachment to material possessions. If you don’t believe me, try removing the material clutter from your house and donating it to charity. The feeling you have afterwards is liberating. I find that material things just add to the complexity of my life and contribute unnecessary anxiety (e.g., things being broken, not working, lost, stolen, or turning obsolete by a newly released gadget on the market). Like Mother Theresa said, we need to simplify our lives (“Live simply so that others may simply live”). By removing materials from our life, we can focus more on what really matters, being rich for God. Only God can fill the God-size hole in our heart. Lord, may I always be eager for Your presence for only You can fulfill me. Amen.

Faith Challenge:  Avoid the slavery of materialism by satisfying your desires with God.

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Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
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