"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Recognizing Our Foolishness

        Today is the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch. In the Gospel reading from Luke 12, Jesus told  the crowd the parable of the rich fool. In the story, the rich man decided to tear down his barns and build larger ones to store all his bountiful harvest and other goods. Then he planned, after having so many good things stored up for many years, to rest, eat, drink, and be merry, not knowing that his life would be demanded of him that very night. The lesson was that the one who stores up treasure for himself is not rich in what matters to God. Anyway, I instantly recognized that we all were that rich fool at one time or another.

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