March 1, 2014

8th Sunday - A

Matthew 6: 24 – 34

Does that Measure up to God?

The word mammon is thought to come from a Hebrew word for “that in which on places trust.”  And it often refers to “wealth, money, property.”  [1] 

One of the invitations Jesus offers us in today’s Gospel passage is to examine ourselves in light of the question, “In what/whom do I place my trust?”

Would that thing or that person last forever?

Now, compare that thing or that person with God and the gift of life in God’s Kingdom, which God has already given to us, beginning in this earthly life.

[1]  Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Matthew; Sacra Pagina Series.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991; p. 101.

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