Today’s Gospel confront us with the question of wealth: What is of true value and what have we deceived ourselves into assigning a far greater value that its worth. True lasting value is determined not by scales and table, but by the heart. We must prepare for our future and our family’s future. However, we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that our legacy will be found in the size of our portfolio or the number of rooms in our house. We will be remembered not what we take but for what we give. Our legacy will be what we do to make the world a happier, healthier place for all God’s sons and daughters.
And finally, our legacy will be our children. When we appear before the Lord at the end of our time, greatest of His gifts which we can return to Him will be our children reflecting his love in the world.
May we have the courage to withstand the temptation of the world to be swept up in materialism. May we never be too busy to reach out to those who need our love. May we have the determination to embrace love for others, and through others, love for God.