25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 19, 2010
"No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and mammon."
In Jesus, God has given us great wealth,
a new life which begins now for us.
If we appreciate this other things the world puts great
value on will not be important for us.
Their pursuit, as our primary goal in life,
will drain the life of God from us and distract us from our true goal.
What is our prime concern in life?
What or who determines the daily choices we make?
At what altar do I bend my knees and worship?
Jesus calls us today to be detached and
to focus on the life God has given us and
how we use the things of this world to foster
that life in ourselves and in our world.
What we possess is not for ourselves alone,
but to be put to the service of God’s designs for
the world revealed to us in the gospel of Jesus.
What problems are encountered when
someone endeavors to serve two different masters?
What is a good barometer for evaluating
our commitment to serve God?