Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Homily for 18 May 2016

18 May 2016

The richest people aren’t those with a lot of purchasing power.  They’re those who have Jesus and faith in their back pocket.  You know, without Jesus, without faith, you have to go through life always making sure you have enough to pay your own way: everything depends on you.  But with Jesus and faith, it’s like going out to dinner and—oh gosh!—realizing you don’t have any money with you; but Jesus says, “Don’t worry—I have you covered.”

The richest people are those who have Jesus and faith in their back pocket.  Those people are rich in freedom; they’re rich in being able to enjoy life; they’re rich in seeing fellow Christians as friends; they’re rich in quality of life, without worrying about the quantity of life.  Jesus always has them covered; he’s always ready to make up for our shortcomings.  We just have to have faith that he can do the same for us.

If we want to be rich, if we want to be successful, then we want to be poor in spirit, we want to bank everything on the promises of Christ.  And so, today and every day, let’s remember to say in our hearts: “God be with me today.”  And then have faith that he is.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, the humble; those who keep Jesus in their back pocket.  For the Kingdom of God, the wealth of life and peace, will be theirs.          

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