Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - C - September 22, 2019
God or Money
Choice is one of the most important values in American culture. We can choose our friends, our professions, our religion, our lifestyle. But these choices have consequences, especially when one choice clashes with another. God or money? It’s easy to make, hard to live out.
FIRST READING Amos preached against the money hungry, those who accumulation above the good of people.
PSALM Psalm 113 spoke to the glory of God and his care for the least in society. YHWH is the Lord of all, not the few.
SECOND READING 1 Timothy addressed the ideal Christian life, one lived in peace, piety and evangelization. How can we create conditions for this life?
GOSPEL In Luke 16, Jesus addressed the possession and use of wealth. How we use our wealth is far more important than how we gain it, for it’s use reveals our character and our relationships with others.
DAILY READINGS for the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time.
ST. MATTHEW September 21, 2019
CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, we imagine the prophet Amos as a young boy. The young Amos saw a merchant trying to cheat his father, a practice he would rail against as an adult. In the story for the gospel, three friends were almost torn apart by a loan. In the end, they realized people are more important than money, just like Jesus told us.
CATECHISM LINK In this week’s Catechism Link, we study God the Father, All-powerful and All-loving.
FAMILY ACTIVITY Review the activities of the past two weeks (“Put God First” poster and “Lost Money Scavenger Hunt”) with your family members.