Homily — 19th Sunday OT C 8/8/10

Homily — 19th Sunday OT C 8/8/10

Where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

Today’s Gospel asks us “Where is my treasure?” Do I treasure the things of this world more than I treasure the things of God?

Is my Faith the greatest treasure I possess? Have I with all my heart said “Yes” to God, have I like Abraham stepped out in Faith and not looked back, have I allowed my Faith to change the way I think and act so much that I am no longer the person I once was?

Jesus in the Gospel says Light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return . . . .ready to open immediately when He comes and knocks.

Is the light of Faith which Jesus gave me at my Baptism burning brightly at this point of my life? Do I feed that flame of faith each day with the lamp oil of prayer, reading of Scriptures, and works of mercy? Or have I let anxieties or worldly riches smother or snuff out this precious flame of faith?

Lord Jesus, as we journey through this life, not knowing when that journey will come to an end, give us the grace to walk each and every day by the Light of the Holy Catholic Faith, and to spread that faith you have entrusted to us by our words and actions.

May our faith be truly the greatest treasure we possess, so that our hearts may be burning with love for you, until the Day of your return.

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