Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. — Psalm 122:1
Mass reading: Philippians 3:17–4:1 / Luke 16:1-8
“Their end is their destruction. . . . Their minds are occupied with earthly things.” St. Paul’s warning today is another reminder that the path to heaven is strewn with obstacles. It’s hard not to be occupied with earthly things. We have jobs to do, children to raise, homes to maintain. Surely we can’t stop caring?
I was helping my son clean his room in preparation for painting it and I was astounded by the “stuff” he had accumulated. As we argued over what could be tossed, I explained that he needed to let go of what’s unimportant and hold on to only the very best. We can’t ignore our earthly things, but we can learn to live a life that balances what we need here on earth with what we yearn for in heaven.
Prayer: Father, I want to put my worries in Your hands. Help me to let go.