Sunday, July 15, 2018
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. – Matthew 6:24
When one serves God, one does what God requires of her or him. And when one serves money, one does what the money requires her or him to do.
When one serves God, one pursues the desires of God; when one serves money, one pursues the desire of money.
When one serves God, one believes in the power of God; when one serves money, one believes in the power of moment.
I recall a farmer who was so wise and devout. I still am inspired by his down-to-earth faith that was still so very profound. During a Sunday dinner, we talked about the concept of prosperity. He said, “I have friends who say that I ought to buy more land so that I make more money. But I say to them … ‘I have enough money, but I do not have enough time.'”
For those who are motivated by the allure of making more and more money, they never seem to have enough. For those who are motivated to provide for their loved one by way of the mutual undertaking known as Divine Providence, they know the satisfaction of having “enough”.
More and more as experience this world … the more and more I see that the god of money is truly a seductive force that takes possession of souls and controls them.
I am thankful on this Sabbath, that I can say to the god of Money … “The Lord and I we enough, even more than enough, enough to share with others.”
Always in Christ’s Service,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz