A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’ And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”
REFLECTION: “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
"What does everybody give and few take? ( Answer: Advice)
How many times have we listened to this same Gospel? How many times do we " nod, yes" but don't change our ways? Jesus was told what to tell the brother regarding the inheritance. Jesus tells them what to do and even something they would have never otherwise would have known about themselves. Watch out for greed!!
Jesus responds to the need of that brother's heart and He, in turn, when we in prayer tell God what to do, will open our hearts and our minds to His words. Are we ready to open our ears?
God Bless You