18th Sunday of the Year (C) 2019

“Concern for the future is good stewardship. But if concern becomes greed, egotism, keeping up with the neighbours, inspired by the philosophy that “we live only once,” you are in trouble. You are only God’s steward of all you possess! Do you feel responsible for those less fortunate?”
(From St.Joseph Sunday Missal.)

Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal.
You and I step back in horror at the very idea that we might do these things.
Yet we sit back comfortably on our well padded financial cushion with not the slightest twinge of conscience, when, what we have read in today’s gospel is at least as important in the eyes of our God, if not more so.

That is the message, in a nutshell, of today’s three readings.
Let us contemplate this message as we listen to some music.