A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, August 10, 2007

An abundance for every good work

In today’s world, everybody seems to want more of everything.

You can never be too rich, some say.

Ironically, although material wealth can provide all sorts of distractions, we very often see the rich and famous drowning in a sea of troubles, from drugs and alcohol to bizarre behavior and unending animosities.

In today’s first reading (2 Corinthians 9:6-10), St. Paul gives us a better way: a way to be truly and happily rich.

Whoever sows sparingly
will also reap sparingly,
and whoever sows bountifully
will also reap bountifully.

Each must do as already determined,
without sadness or compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.

God is able to make every grace abundant for you,
so that in all things, always having all you need,
you may have an abundance for every good work.

May you and I have the generosity of Christ, giving bountifully and using every abundance not for our selfish pleasures but for works that are truly and fully good.