February 27, 2011: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

Money – man’s best slave but also his worst master. It’s really nice to be filthy rich and buy all that stuff you want in the world. Yet, there’s a saturation point when the absence or presence of money starts to trouble man. And that is the Advent of him praising another false god — worry. This is what today’s Gospel is about.

The uncertainty of the future is so high that God doesn’t even know what will happen there. And that is what actually Jesus wants to tell us. Life is so unpredictable that it actually becomes worth living. Man can only hope to put his trust in God so that he will be blessed constantly.

Worry only can bring us a distorted life, versus a life rooted in deep faith will make us at peace. God, not money, is what actually our hearts thirst for.

Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.
Matthew 6:34

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By Troy Alivio Posted in Uncategorized

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