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This blog will center around the beauty of Catholicism and how to raise families, evangelize our faith, and fight the ongoing spritual battles that challenge us daily.

You are invited to share your wisdom on these pages with all the readers. Together we will address important life and faith issues and how to enhance our Catholic identity.

Key areas that you will find me addressing regularly will be about important Catholic doctrine and beliefs and how they help us raise strong Catholic Christian families. My hope is that you will learn, enjoy, and be challenged by my posts. You may be informed, amused, or even annoyed, but I hope it will in some way improve your Catholic faith.

Monday, October 22, 2007

What Can We Learn from the Rich Fool?

Today's Gospel reading comes from Luke 12:13-21 where Jesus tells the parable of the rich fool. I won't run the entire text here, so I urge you to pull out your Bible and read it if you don't go to daily Mass. The part that always gets me when I hear this parable is when God says to the rich fool, "Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?"

A friend told me this morning that he heard an amazing statistic. We only use about 30% of our possessions. All I need to do is open up my garage door and I'm sure I'm on the lower end of that figure! Today's Gospel is a reminder to all of us about storing up our possessions instead of sharing what we have. Ironic (or not so) that this is Stewardship week. In a world that tells us to accumulate wealth and possessions, this is a stark reminder about the dangers to our eternal souls of doing this.

Vivat Jesus!


P.S. I was blessed to be a witness speaker at Mass on October 21 for Stewardship Sunday. If you'd like to see it, click here...

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