Saturday, July 23, 2011

Seventeenth Sunday. "Sell all" that you have: to possess Christ as our treasure we shun the people places and things that lead us away from Him

We willingly spend our treasure for what we want. I enjoy traveling and the experience it brings of new people, places and things. During recent travels in the Eurozone, however, I had more than one occasion to question whether the "treasured" opportunity of traveling was truly worth the expenditure of "treasure" required of me by the unfavorable exchange rate!

We value our families: they are "treasure" for all of us. For this reason we invest our time, money and effort into the betterment of spouses and children; all of these are signs of love, are they not? The Scriptures say: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Mt 6:21).

In the Gospel the Lord tells us what is the sign that someone has found that which they truly treasure: a willingness to sell all they have in order to gain it.

For full text of the homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time please visit Meeting Christ in the Liturgy by clicking here.

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