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3 Top Picks for Returns that Are Out of this World (#638, 18th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) • Everything is a puff a wind or a bubble; it pops when you grab it. Wealth and possessions, power, fame, youth and health: all bubbles. They are not bad but they do not give security.  “We are far too easily pleased,” says CS Lewis.

How can we be rich in what matters to God? “Faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor 13:13). Our relationship with God will endure forever. Hope in God’s Kingdom will not burst. And works of charity and love are eternal. People matter more to God than possessions. Invest in others and you will be rich in what matters to God.

(31 Jul 2016)

Point to Ponder: How does the time and energy you are investing in your spouse, parents, family, and children really compare to the investment you are making in career and possessions? Be honest with yourself about this question.

Point to Discuss: Get a few friends to read The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis and then discuss it together.