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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.

We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.

May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

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Sunday 04 August 2019: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To whom will all this wealth of yours go?

Storing up wealth - why?...The attitude the Christian should have to possessions is one of Luke’s favourite themes. It is he who gives us the first beatitude in the challenging form, ‘How blessed are you who are poor’. He is not praising material poverty; but declaring that those who know material poverty are those who are most likely to learn to rely upon their relationship with God, rather than upon the specious security that wealth brings. Today’s gospel reading is the first part of a long passage that takes up this theme. The parable of Jesus, with which Luke begins, underlines the false sense of security brought by possessions. The wealthy farmer is not portrayed as being wicked. In fact, worldly wisdom would be inclined to say that he should be commended for his foresight. But in God’s eyes, Jesus bluntly tells us, he is a ‘fool’. The emptiness of his life is clear in the end – when God’s call comes he has nothing that he can call his own. It is not what we have, but what we are that matters!...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series | Image courtesy of Hermano Leon Clipart

 
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