Fr. Tom’s Reflections

August 4, 2019: What It Is All About

“All things are vanity!” we hear from the Book of Ecclesiastes today. And in the gospel Jesus says, “for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” These statements caution us not to put an equal sign between who we are and what we have or what we do or our aspirations.

Our life, our identity, is about being God’s creatures and members of the Body of Christ. Our life goal and faith goal is to give glory to God and to serve our sisters and brothers. Everything else – our possessions, jobs, hobbies, and projects are to help us to live out the reason God has created us.

How is God asking you to use your possessions to give greater glory to God and to serve other people




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