This hoard of yours, whose will it be?
The Word This Week
Today we contemplate a great truth about our life: you can’t take it with you. The old phrase “There are no pockets in a shroud” is what we confront today, in the preaching of both Ecclesiastes and the Lord Jesus. What Jesus makes us think about, however, is not just this truth, but the consequences of it: if we are not to build up treasure here on earth, what are we to do? The answer is simple: by our way of living we “make ourselves rich in the sight of God”!
First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Responsorial Psalm: O Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to the next
Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-5. 9-11