Prayer of the Day
Eighteenth Sunday of the YearJuly 31st, 2016
Jesus does not fault the rich young man for his industriousness, but for his selfishness. Like the rich man and Lazarus, he had lost the capacity to be concerned for others. His life was consumed with his possessions and his only interests were in himself. Jesus gives a lesson on using material possessions. His lesson contains a warning to beware of all covetousness. He also states that a person’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. In this little parable Jesus probes the heart — where is your treasure? Jesus spends his whole life sharing his talent for forgiveness, he keeps nothing for himself because he sees all things and talents as gifts from his Father.
O God, you are my God my happiness lies in you alone. Amen