23rd October. Covetousness. Would people still today go to a priest to say, “Father, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me?”  Would they rather go to a lawyer and take the matter to court?  OR START A WAR?   What message would someone expect to hear from the Church, a church that can be guilty herself of extracting money that some people can ill afford?  Would it be the words of Jesus as he warns, ” take heed and beware of all covetousness, for a man’s life is much more than what you own.” The war in Israel and Gaza continues, with each party claiming right on its side. Pope Francis repeats, “All war is a defeat, a failure!” .,

Reflect, share, act. Scripture “Don’t be trapped into legal disputes with Family and friends.  “Fool, this night your soul is required from you and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” From Luke 12:13-21.  Pope Francis: Economic powers continue to justify the current global system where priority tends to be given to speculation and the pursuit of financial gain, which fail to take the context into account, let alone the effects on human dignity and the natural environment. Many people will deny doing anything wrong because distractions constantly dull our consciousness of just how limited and finite our world really is. LS 56.   Pray: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love, so that walking together we may renew the face of the earth.